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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Special Needs Registry

What is the Special Needs Registry?


The Special Needs Registry is for residents who might need extra help during an emergency, such as a hurricane, evacuation, or power outage.

Who should sign-up?

Any person, over the age of 65, who has a chronic condition, disability, special healthcare need, or trouble walking. 

Typically people will register if they:

Use life support systems such as oxygen, respirator, ventilator, dialysis, pacemaker, or are insulin dependent

Have trouble walking, moving around or have a prosthesis

Are blind, deaf, hard of hearing or have trouble seeing

Have speech, developmental or mental health disabilities

Use service animals

Can someone complete the form for me?

If you cannot complete the sign-up form, a family member, caregiver or friend can sign you up by calling 311 or completing the form below. 

We can help you sign up, just call 311!

Pregnancies & Emergencies

Families can click here for information about how to prepare to an emergency. 

Seniors & People with Medical Needs

If you take medication or use a medical treatment regularly you should have at least a weeks’ worth supply ready for any emergency. View more information on emergency preparation for seniors and those with medical needs here.

Do you have a pet? Click here for emergency information for pet owners. 


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Last updated: 10/27/2016 10:45:32 AM

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