Vulnerable Population

The Vulnerable Population Registry is for residents at risk due to disability, frailty or health issues, regardless of age, who elect to stay at home in the event of a hurricane or other emergency. The Registry is a partnership between Broward County and municipalities to help emergency responders better plan for recoveries from hurricanes and other emergencies. It is not a guarantee of assistance.

​After a hurricane or other emergency, residents may experience prolonged power and phone outages. Elevators may not be functioning. Residents may not be able to leave their apartments to get assistance or let others know that they are in need. The Vulnerable Population Registry is a tool that municipalities can use to help evaluate resident needs in their communities and assist in planning a response in an emergency.

You should pre-register in the Vulnerable Population Registry if you are at risk due to a disability, frailty or health issue, regardless of age, AND you elect to stay at home in the event of a hurricane or other emergency. Registration should be in advance, and before a storm threatens. The Registry is used by municipalities for planning purposes only, and is not a guarantee of assistance. 
Register online or call the Broward County Call Center at 311 or 954-831-4000 (TTY 954-831-3890), or contact your municipality’s emergency management agency.

All information provided will be held in strict confidence as required by State law. ​​​

Click here to register on-line for the VPR!

Broward County has other services that may help you in an emergency. If you have a special medical need, you are encouraged to pre-register for Broward County’s Special Ne​eds Shelter​. You can also pre-register for transportation to the shelter. Both registrations should be in advance and before a storm threatens, but you are not required to use the shelter or transportation in an emergency. ​

Click Here to go to Special Needs Shelter