DeLand, FL - Volusia County Emergency Management is offering assistance to those with disabilities or functional medical needs during disasters if you register.
The Functional/Special Needs Program is designed specifically to help those that need it when it comes to evacuation and shelter during a hurricane or other disaster.
Participation is on a volunteer basis. The program benefits the residents who need help and emergency officials in planning for them during a disaster.
Special needs shelter evacuees should contact Volusia County Animal Services at 386-248-1790 to discuss assistance for sheltering pets.
Votran provides free transportation for evacuees but those that can not make it to a bus stop must call Votran to arrange transportation.
To register for the Functional/Special Needs Shelter Program online, click here. If you prefer to have the form mailed to you, it can be requested here:
Volusia County Emergency Management
Attn: Special Needs Sheltering
3825 Tiger Bay Road, Suite 102
Daytona Beach FL 32124-1063