Hurricane Emergency Instructions For People With Special Needs

Register with the Miami Dade office of emergency management in Miami Dade county, at (305) 468-5400, these steps will occur in time of emergency:


  • You will receive a phone call verifying that you still need assistance.
  • Pack a bag, the bag should be tote size. You should bring: medications (3-4 day supply), special foods if needed, identification and valuable papers, battery operated radio, flashlight, extra batteries,one change of clothes, books / cards / games, etc.
  • Hurricane emergency instructions for people with special needs bring something to sleep on. We suggest a collapsible lawn chaise and blanket. A sleeping bag will do. (it is important that you only bring a bag and your sleeping items that can easily be carried).
  • Eat a meal at home before being picked-up.
  • Wait at home, do not leave! Personnel will be there to pick you up.
  • If no-one has arrived to transport you to shelter 5 hours after you were notified, call back and give the hot line operator your name and he/she will check on your transportation.

Remember: hurricane shelters cannot provide advanced life support. If you have special needs, make arrangements with your physician now!
If you have questions at any time. Please call (305) 468-5400, or write to: Miami Dade County,Florida (office of emergency management) 9300 NW 41 st. Miami, FL


Important Phone Numbers


Resources Guides  
Emergency Police, Fire or Medical Assistance 911
Hurricane 305-468-5900, 311
Hurricane 305-468-5900, 311
Non-Emergency Help 786-331-5000
Water Emergency (24HRS) 305-274-9272
Water Emergency (24HRS) 305-274-9272
County Healthcare 305.375-5444
American Cancer Society 305-594-4363
Catholic Community Services 305-754-2444
Channeling 305-758-0021
Emergency Assistance 305-468-5400
League Against Cancer / UGA vs Cancers 305-858-8050
Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213
Switchboard of Miami 305-358-HELP
United Way Call 411
Medicare Consumer Help Line 1-800-633-4227
Miami Dade County (Catholic Charities) 305-751-5203
Little Havana Activity Center 305-858-2610
Crime Against The Elderly Program Call 411
Elderly Abuse 1-800-962-2873
AHCA Hot Line 1-888-419-3456
Catholic Services 305-822-2380
Legal Aide Society 305-579-5733
Legal Services or Greater Miami 305-576-0080
Metrobus 305-770-3131
Florida Medivan Ambulance 305-636-5500
Mercy Hospital Transportation 305-285-2955
American Medical Response 305-718-6400
ATS Reservations 305-264-9000
AIDS Hotline 1-800-FLA-AIDS
Miami Dade Health Department HIV or AIDS Surveillance Unit 305-470-6999
Miami Dade Housing 786-469-4100
Non-Emergency Assistance (Miami) 311
Miami Dade Health Department 305-324-2400
Broward First Call for Help Crisis Counseling Line 211
Broward County Hotline 311 or 954-831-4000
American Red Cross 954-797-3800
Broward County Emergency Management 954-831-3900
Human Services Department 954-357-6385
Special Medical Needs Shelter Registration and Transportation 954-357-5608
Center for Independent Living of Broward County 954-722-6400
Federal Emergency Management Agency 800-480-2520
Florida Division of Emergency Management 800-354-3571
Homeless Services 954-563-4357
National Organization Disabilities 202-293-5960
Salvation Army 954-524-6991
Elder Helpline 954-745-9779