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Making shelter arrangements for hurricane preparation

Posted at 4:57 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 18:38:54-04

You may be forced to head to a shelter during a storm.

FEMA is making it easier to find open shelters near you. Just text "shelter" and your zip code to 4FEMA that's 43362.

If you or a family member need assistance due to physical or mental impairments, You'll need to register for a special needs shelter.

These shelters fill up fast, so you'll want to do this soon.

Just head to Floridadisaster.org and under the plan and prepare tab, you'll see disability planning.

This is where you will find information on registering for special needs shelters.

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