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Emergency Preparedness & Response

Florida Department of Health in Martin County

Be Prepared | Make a Plan | Assemble a Supply Kit | Stay Informed

Emergencies happen every day, often when you least expect it. Whether it’s a manmade or natural disaster, the results can be frightening. Having a plan can help alleviate some of the stress associated with an event.

AlertMartin Emergency Alerts:

AlertMartin is a free service provided by Martin County that allows Emergency Management, Fire Rescue, Utilities, Martin County Sheriff's Office, and municipal partners to send important public safety messages, evacuation notices, and other timely warnings by phone, text, and/or email. To learn more, visit AlertMartin.

Hurricane Season:

The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30. Learn more about preparedness including evacuation zones and shelters in Martin County. To learn more, visit Hurricane Preparedness.

Special Needs Shelter:

If you have a chronic medical condition that requires constant medical care and need help evacuating during an emergency, you may be eligible for placement in Martin County’s Special Needs Shelter. Pre-registration is required through Martin County Special Needs Registry program. To learn more, visit Special Needs Registry.

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors:

To learn more visit American Red Cross, Disaster Preparedness for Seniors.

Plan for Your Pets:

A pet-friendly shelter will be made available for Martin County residents and their dogs and/or cats during an evacuation event. The location will be announced prior to the shelter opening. To learn more, visit Pet Sheltering.

Additional Emergency Planning Resources:

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers guidance preparing for and responding to public health hazards and emergencies including natural disasters, bio-terrorism and chemical emergencies.

The Medical Reserve Corps offers medical and non-medical volunteers to provide support in our community for a variety of public health initiatives. Florida MRC Volunteer Recruitment Video.