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Emergency Evacuation Assistance Program
Miami-Dade residents who require daily skilled nursing care, assistance with daily living, or have life-saving medical equipment dependent on electricity should register for the Special Needs & Emergency Evacuation Assistance Program (PSN/EEAP). This program is specifically for those individuals who live alone or with their families, and not in a managed care facility such as an assisted living facility (ALF) or nursing home.
When disasters occur, people need to evacuate their homes quickly to get to a safe location. Due to their medical or other conditions, some Miami-Dade County residents will need assistance to do this. The PSN/EEAP has been developed for County residents who need help when an emergency evacuation is necessary.
Registration for the PSN/EEAP is voluntary and the locations of the Special Needs Evacuation Centers (SNECs) and Medical Management Facilities (MMFs) are not published. Upon qualifying for the program, a letter of confirmation will be mailed to the special needs client and it will identify the shelter location will then be identified to the client. SNECs are staffed with medical personnel from the Department of Health and/or Jackson Memorial Hospital nursing staff.
Remember the special needs of your family members. Infants, the elderly and persons with disabilities need the same planning as everyone else, and sometimes a little more, to be prepared for an emergency.
Anyone who is unable to evacuate and/or shelter on their own, due to a disability and/or medical condition (with the exception of those residing in a nursing home and/or assisted living facility or group home), can register with MDFR be obtained by contacting 3-1-1 or 305-513-7700; or 888-311-DADE or 305-468-5402 (TDD/TTY); or they can also be downloaded from this website.
Please complete the application in its entirety. Your vital medical information will help DEM determine your eligibility for the program and the types of services you will need. Please have your physician sign the form and include his/her provider's license number, and then return the completed form to MDFR. If eligible, you will be assigned to an appropriate facility (usually the one closest to your place of residence), and a determination will be made on the transportation type. MDFR will send written notification confirming your registration to the PSN/EEAP and provide a list of items you will need to bring with you when evacuating.
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