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Evacuation Assistance ProgramSpecial Needs Shelters Can't Support

Evacuation Assistance Program

St. Johns County Emergency Management has a revised Evacuation Assistance Registration Form, revision date March 2016. Any registration forms received on outdate versions will be returned to you with the revised form for completion.

What the Special Needs Shelter Can't Support

Hospital Bed Patients: For those confined to a bed, beds and hospital beds will not be available. Cots are available at the Special Needs Shelters, on a first come first served basis. If you require a hospital bed, and could not use a cot during a disaster situation, you may find it necessary to make arrangements to evacuate outside the area for your personal comfort.

Dialysis Patients: There will be no dialysis treatments at any Shelter. You need to verify with your dialysis center that they will be opertional up to, and immediately following, any emergency event. If they will not be operational, you should make arrangements to stay outside the evacuation area near your backup dialysis center. We are unable to transport shelteries to backup dialysis centers located outside of St. Johns County.

Ventilator Patients: We cannot support ventilator patients. You must make arrangements with a hospital or facility that can support your medical needs outside the evacuation area.

Tracheostomy Patients: No suctioning equipment is available. There will be no medical staff available to perform this procedure. You must make arrangements with a hospital or facility that can support your medical needs outside the evacuation area.

Hoyer Lifts: Hoyers Lifts are not available at any Shelter.