Would you or a loved one need special help during an emergency?
You should sign up for the disaster registry if you would:
- Need outside help to safely leave your home during a disaster
- Be in jeopardy if you stayed in your home, without assistance, for three days
- Need special notification about the need for evacuation, due to impairment
The Disaster Registry is a database of names, locations and needs of people who need special assistance during an emergency. This database is available to fire, police and rescue workers.
Being on the Disaster Registry does not guarantee that you’ll get help first in a disaster. There are so many needs during a disaster, that our firemen and police can’t help everyone at once. But if your name is in the Disaster Registry, they will know of your need for special assistance.
Please remember: even if you are on the Disaster Registry,
you should call 911 if you find yourself in a life-threatening situation.
Visit www.rvcog.org to download an application or apply online.
For more information, contact the Rogue Valley Council of Governments at (541) 664-6674.
Once an application has been received, it may take three months or more for the information to be available to rescue workers.