Hurricane season started 3 weeks ago, but it's not too late to apply to the Functional and Medical Needs Registry in Chatham County.
Officials urge you to plan ahead and apply to be on the Registry before a storm is threatening our area.
The Registry is made up of residents who may require transport and medical assistance during a hurricane evacuation and have no other resources.
You must apply at The Chatham County Health Department to be on the registry.
Those on the Registry will be evacuated to an American Red Cross shelter in an inland county that will likely be in a gymnasium or similar setting and could be several hours away. The Registry is truly a last resort, but if a hurricane is threatening our area, it is important that Health Department officials know where the most vulnerable residents are located so that evacuation assistance can be provided to them.
It is important to note that people living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and personal care homes are not eligible for the Functional and Medical Needs Registry and must follow their facility's emergency plan.
You call apply by calling The Chatham County Health Department at 353-3255.