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Broward residents must re-register for special needs hurricane shelters

If you are presently registered for a special medical needs shelter that you plan on locating to in an emergency, such as a hurricane, it is important that you reregister for this service prior to the 2010 hurricane season, which begins June 1. Re-registration is not normally required, but is necessary this year because there has been a change in the medical provider at the shelters, from the Broward County Human Services Department to the Broward County Health Department.

Current registrants should have already received a letter and application form from Human Services Department advising them of the change. New applications are also available online. Visit, click MEDICAL NEEDS tab and select SHELTER AND TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE APPLICATION.

New applications, which require the input and approval of the applicant’s physician, should be returned to:

Broward County Human Services Department
115 S. Andrews Ave., Room 303
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301

Applications will be evaluated using Florida Department of Health eligibility criteria. For questions, call Broward County Human Services Department at TTY for the hearing-impaired). For more information on emergency preparedness, visit, or

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Posted by AdamF on May 7 2010. Filed under Broward County, Families, Fort Lauderdale, Hurricane season, Local news, Weather. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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