Sign up early for special needs shelters in SWFL

Residents of Lee County who believe they may need accommodation in the special needs shelter should register now, here.

Signing up does not obligate a person to evacuate to this shelter, it simply holds a place once the application is approved. Approval is based on medical need.

People with special needs who have places at the shelter will be able to bring their dogs or cats, crated, and with all needed supplies.

Sign up here for the special needs shelter in Collier County, at Palmetto Ridge High School. As in Lee County, pets will be allowed at the Collier special needs shelter with proper supplies.

Charlotte County, here

Hendry County has suspended online registrations at this time. Contact the office at 863-674-5400 to request a Special Needs Registration Application. LEARN MORE.

Glades County, here. 

Manatee County residents who believe they may need accommodation in the special needs shelter should register here.

DeSoto County, here

Completing the Florida Special Needs Registry does not automatically qualify you to a spot in a special needs shelter. Additional information will be provided by your local emergency management agency regarding evacuation and sheltering options available to you. For more information on your local options,  visit this site for contact information.