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'Register Ready' Helps Residents With Special Needs

Post Date:06/17/2019 11:10 AM

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Are you a New Jersey resident with special needs? Do you have a family member or neighbor who may need special assistance during a disaster?

Somerset County Freeholder Sara Sooy, public health and safety liaison, encourages county residents with unique health or mobility needs to sign up for Register Ready, New Jersey’s free special needs registry for disasters. “Hurricane season began June 1 and runs through November, so it’s important to plan now,” she said.

Register Ready gives residents with disabilities or access and functional needs and their families, friends, caregivers and associates an opportunity to provide information to fire, first aid and law enforcement agencies, so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency.

The information collected is confidential and will not be available to the public; it will be held securely and used only for emergency response and planning.

Click here for more information and a link to the signup page.

For help registering, dial 211 (toll free) and an operator will assist you.

Registering on this website will not guarantee that responders will be able to assist you in an emergency, so personal preparedness also is strongly encouraged.

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