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SPECIAL NEEDS KIT

Special Needs Kit Print Version

Please note that due to a limited number of special needs cots, you may be required to sleep on a Coleman Cot. Also, if it is necessary for you to be in an upright position, please bring bed pillows or backrests for your comfort. Bring each of these items in quantities to last for 72 HOURS OR MORE:

1. ALL REQUIRED MEDICATIONS AND MEDICAL SUPPORT EQUIPMENT:

Wheelchair/walker, oxygen, dressings, feeding and suction equipment, diapers, etc.
Any specific medication or care instructions (one week or more supply)
Name, phone number of physician/home health agency/hospital where you receive care
An adequate supply of prescription medicine to last for 3 days or more

2. DIETARY NEEDS:

Non perishable food to survive for 72 hours or more, per person. Include any special diet items you may need.

3. FOOD AND WATER/LIQUIDS:

Snacks, fruit juice, Gatorade, water, fruits, crackers (72 hour or more supply)


4. SLEEPING GEAR:

Pillows, blankets (include any support pillows or back supports you may need) if you require being in a raised position when sleeping
Portable cot or air mattress, folding chairs, sleeping bags.
Evacuation shelters tend to be cold so bring a blanket or sweater to keep warm. No guarantee of cots at the shelter.

5. IMPORTANT PAPERS AND IDENTIFICATION:

Wills, deeds, licenses, insurance policies, home inventory, doctors orders, Do Not Resuscitate and Living Will forms
Current photo and current address, medical identification card

6. CASH:

Check cashing/credit card services may not be available for several days after the storm. BUT, don’t bring too much. There will be no place to secure money or valuables at the evacuation shelter.

7. COMFORT ITEMS:

Small games, cards, diapers, books, batteries, manual can opener, etc.

8. PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS:

Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, towels, brush/comb, dentures, glasses, hearing aids and batteries, etc.

9. EXTRA CLOTHING:

A one week supply of comfortable clothing and extra sets of underwear and socks.

Seminole County has 2 pet friendly shelters. One for the public and one for special needs registrants.

Items you may bring:

A list of your current medications and at least a 3 day supply of the medications

Documentation of specific medical information

Medical equipment
 

Oxygen - (supplies)
Neubulizers
Canes/Wheelchairs
Diabetic equipment
Glucose meter/strips
Insulin/syringes
Other insulin supplies

Nonperishable dietary items
 

Special dietary foods if required

Electronic equipment
 

Flashlight
Radio
Extra batteries

Personal Care
 

Clothing

Undergarments
 

Socks
Shoes (durable)

 

  Personal hygiene items
 
Soap/shampoo
Deodorant
Toothpaste/toothbrush
Brush/comb
Washcloth
Towel

Sleeping-lounging equipment

Lawn/lounge chair
Sleeping bag
Pillow
Blanket
Sheet

Important papers

I.D. with current address

Infant care items

Formula
Food
Diapers

First-aid kit

Personal equipment

Eyeglasses
Hearing aide
Dentures

 

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