Now That Sandy Has Passed—-Consider Signing Up For Fairfax’s Special Needs Registry

Fairfax county’s Special Needs Registry allows residents with medical needs, and organizations assisting those with social needs, an opportunity to provide information to the county government so that we can communicate emergency preparedness, response, and recovery resources to these vulnerable, at risk and hard-to-reach residents.

The registry may be used for any emergency requiring evacuation, such as flooding, hurricanes, hazardous material spills and gas leaks. This information is available to emergency planners and they have used it, most recently in the aftermath of super storm Sandy (however, those who are on the registry should still call 9-1-1 in the event of a life-threatening situation).

If you know someone with special medical needs or of an organization that helps people with social needs, please notify them of the Fairfax County Special Needs Registry and ask them (or their caregiver) to sign up at: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/specialneeds/