Special Medical Needs

If you are dependent on life support systems, have a disability, or are in need of any medical device which requires electricity, be aware that the power may be off for some time during and after a hurricane. Therefore, you must have advanced plans.

Helpful Tips


All persons with a potentially severe medical need or dependency and require professional observation and maintenance should contact their health care provider and/or your physician for their recommendation.
  • If you require oxygen, check with your supplier about emergency plans
  • If you evacuate, remember to take medications, written instructions regarding your care, your walker, wheelchair, cane, identification, or special equipment along with bedding
  • Shelter options for special needs are available and advanced planning is needed. Registration is encouraged if you need assistance in an evacuation.

Broward County Services


The Broward County Human Services Department also offers detailed preparedness information.

Special Needs Registry


Phone: 954-831-3902
TTY: 954-831-3940