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Special Needs Shelter Information
When hurricanes threaten Volusia County, the County's Emergency Operations Center receives many calls concerning Special Needs shelters.
Shelters can be noisy, congested and have few comforts. If at all possible plan to shelter at friends or relatives homes (outside the anticipated storm area) rather than a shelter. Shelters should be used as a last resort.
A person with special needs is defined as someone, who during periods of evacuation or emergency, requires sheltering assistance, due to physical impairment, mental impairment, cognitive impairment, sensory disabilities, visually or hearing impaired, or requires oxygen.
Photos courtesy of FEMA
Persons with Special Needs Shelters (PSN):
The caregiver of a person with special needs should accompany and remain with them at the PSN shelter for the duration of the emergency event if this type of assistance normally is needed.
You must bring your own medications and medical supplies.
Bring your own bedding.
Provide your own food if you are on a special diet.
Patients requiring oxygen must bring their own supplies or arrange with their supplier to deliver oxygen to the shelter.
To register for the Persons with Special Needs program, print and fill out the following form and mail to the address on the form.
Volusia County Special Needs Shelter Locations
East Volusia Special Needs Shelter Locations
West Volusia Special Needs Shelter Locations Palm Terrace Elementary School (Pet Friendly)
1825 Dunn Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32115
Map to Palm Terrace Elementary
Freedom Elementary School (Pet Friendly)
1395 South Blue Lake Avenue
DeLand, FL 32724
(386) 943-7670 or FAX:(386) 943-7680
Map to Freedom Elementary
Atlantic High School (Pet Friendly)
1250 Reed Canal Road
Port Orange, FL 32119
Map to Atlantic High School
Heritage Middle School (Pet Friendly)
1001 Parnell Court
Deltona, FL 32738
(407) 320-1300 or (407) 860-3391
Map to Heritage Middle School
Creekside Elementary School (Pet Friendly)
6801 Airport Road
Port Orange, FL 32127
Map to Creekside Elementary
Galaxy Middle School (Pet Friendly)
2400 Eustace Avenue
Deltona, FL 32738
Map to Galaxy Middle School
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Page last updated: 09/26/12