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Special Needs Program
​​​​​​​Emergency Management > Special Needs Program

In accordance with Florida Statute 252.355, registration is for residents who have physical, mental or sensory disability and require assistance during an emergency.  Charlotte County Emergency Management along with the Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County will strive to provide special needs sheltering and/or transportation to a general shelter in accordance with the statute.

There are three levels of care that may be available for an emergency:



Completion of an application does not guarantee the availability of a shelter or medical treatment during an event.  Whenever possible, alternate plans for evacuation that do not include public shelters should be made

Our office will stop processing applications when Charlotte County enters the five-day forecast cone, so submit your application early in the season. 

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