Special Needs Database

Special Needs Database

The City maintains a database of our special needs residents who may benefit from special City services after a disaster. If you are interested in providing the City with your information, please print the Disaster Assistance Registration Form, complete it and return it to City Hall.

Vulnerable Population Registry

Broward County has a Vulnerable Population Registry for residents who are at risk due to disability, frailty or health issues, regardless of age, who elect to stay at home in the event of a hurricane or other emergency.  The Registry is a partnership between Broward County and municipalities to help emergency responders better plan for recoveries from hurricanes and other emergencies.  It is not a guarantee of assistance.

After a hurricane or other emergency, residents may experience prolonged power and phone outages.  Residents may not be able to leave their apartments to get assistance because the elevators are not functioning, or to let others know that they are in need.  Municipalities may use the Registry to help evaluate resident needs and to assist in planning their response in an emergency.  While registering in the database is not a guarantee that you will be provided services or placed on a priority list for responders, it will help responders be better prepared to meet resident needs in a recovery.

You can register online at Broward County Vulnerable Population Registry or by calling 311 in Broward or 954-831-4000 (TTY 954-831-3940).  All the information provided will be held in strictest confidence as required by State law.

Note: The Vulnerable Population Registry does not register you for a special needs shelter or evacuation transportation.  For sheltering and transportation information, visit the Broward County At Risk website and click on Special Needs.