IN THE EVENT OF A HURRICANE OR OTHER DECLARED EMERGENCY TO ARRANGE TRANSPORTATION TO A SHELTER, CALL 850-595-3228.
Special Needs Shelter Information
A Special Needs Shelter is a shelter of last resort for people who need more medical supervision than a general population shelter can provide due to special medical needs, but do not require hospitalization.
A person with Special Needs is someone who during an evacuation, either mandatory or voluntary, will require assistance that exceeds the basic level of care provided at the general population shelter, but will not require the level of skilled medical care provided at institutional facilities.
Hurricane Shelter List
Hurricane season in Florida starts on June 1st and ends on November 30th each year. In the case of an emergency that requires you to seek shelter, a Hurricane Shelter list for Escambia County can be found here.
Additional information regarding severe weather and emergencies can be found at Be Ready Escambia.