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New Hanover County Emergency Management

230 Government Center Drive Wilmington, NC 28403

(910) 798-6900


The Access & Functional Needs Registry is a resource to assist residents who have physical, medical, or functional disabilities that would place them at higher risk during an emergency event. Individuals on the Access & Functional Needs Registry will be contacted by a trained volunteer 72 to 36 hours before an emergency is expected to affect our area. The volunteer will review the applicant’s Personal Disaster Plan and notify the staff if additional assistance is needed.

The Access & Functional Needs Registry is not intended for individuals who live in assisted living or long-term care facilities, residential treatment facilities, or those who have comprehensive healthcare services, such as home health agencies, enrollment with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDDs) program, Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP/DA), CAP/C for children, etc. These providers are required by law to have plans in place to take care of their residents and clients in the event of an emergency.

After the participant registers, they will remain on the Access & Functional Needs Registry in perpetuity until a request is made to remove the participant from the Access & Functional Needs Registry, staff has encountered multiple failed attempts to connect, the participant moves outside the county, the participant is deceased, or notification is provided of a status change. There is no need to register more than once.

Your information will remain confidential. New Hanover County will not share, distribute or sell your information.

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