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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Hurricane Prep: Residents with Functional/Special Needs Urged to Register With Volusia County

Hurricane season is upon us and the City would like to remind all residents with functional and/or special needs to register with the Functional/Special Needs Program in Volusia County. Volusia County Emergency Management and the Florida Division of Emergency Management will provide assistance to individuals with disabilities or functional medical needs during a disaster through this program directly.

The Functional/Special Needs Shelter Program is specifically designed to assist individuals who may require assistance in evacuating and sheltering who may have physical, mental or other functional needs. Participation in the Functional/Special Needs Shelter Program is on a volunteer basis and the program benefits both residents and emergency officials in planning for the health, safety, and shelter of evacuees during times of disaster.

Volusia County Functional/Special Needs Online Registry

Volusia County Functional/Special Needs Additional Registration Options

Votran, Volusia County’s public transportation service, will provide free transportation to public shelters during evacuations. All Votran bus stops are evacuation assembly points during a declared emergency evacuation order. If functional/special needs evacuees cannot reach a regular bus stop, they must call Votran to arrange transportation.

Bus space is limited. Carry-on items are limited to a pillow, blanket and one carry-on bag (not larger than 22” x 16” x 8”).

Telephone numbers for Votran are:

Daytona Beach 386-322-5100

West Volusia 386-943-7050

New Smyrna Beach 386-424-6810

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