BOROUGH  OF  SPOTSWOOD

MAYOR'S ADVISORY



Special Needs Registry for Disasters
In preparation for Hurricane Season as well as any potential emergency event, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management has created New Jersey's Special Needs Registry for Disasters -
a free, voluntary and confidential program  designed to assist people with special needs
who may find it difficult to get to safety in the event of an emergency.

'The time to get ready is now,' said Colonel Fuentes, Superintendent, NJ State Police and State Director
of Emergency Management. 'Make an evacuation plan for yourself, your family, and your pets. Prepare a readiness kit of things you'll need to have with you if you must evacuate or shelter
in place for an extended period of time. Talk now to friends and family who can help
you get to safety when a crisis hits.'

People with special needs (or caregivers on their behalf) are encouraged to register electronically,
if possible, by accessing:
https://www13.state.nj.us/SpecialNeeds/.

Alternately, they can call NJ's toll free 2-1-1 telephone service.
This service will register people, offer free translation, and provide TTY services for the hearing impaired.
Paper registration forms are also available at all 21 county offices of emergency management via:
http://www.ready.nj.gov/about/association.html.