Emergency & Evacuation Assistance

The Emergency & Evacuation Assistance Program (EEAP) provides evacuation support to residents who need specialized transportation assistance or whose medical needs prevent them from evacuating on their own.

Residents with disabilities or who need skilled nursing care, assistance with daily living or have life-saving medical equipment dependent on electricity should register with the EEAP.

This program is for individuals with functional and access needs who live alone or with families.

The program offers:

  • Specialized transportation
  • Safe shelter
  • Medical monitoring
  • Wellness checks

A caregiver or companion should accompany the evacuee throughout the emergency period to ensure the evacuee’s needs are met in a timely manner.

The EEAP may be used for emergencies and hazardous events, such as:

  • Hurricanes or tornadoes
  • Chemical or Hazardous material releases (e.g., industrial accident or act of terrorism)
  • Wildfires
  • Widespread power outages
  • Radiation releases (e.g., from a nuclear power plant incident or act of terrorism)

Residents who require evacuation assistance should register for the EEAP prior to an emergency to ensure help will be given when needed. It may also be utilized post-disaster to provide other assistance. Pre-registered residents will receive priority during an emergency.

Residents in nursing homes, assisted living facilities or group homes are not eligible for this program as these facilities are required by law to develop an emergency plan and make arrangements for their residents to evacuate to a similar facility.

To request a Hurricane Readiness Guide in an alternate format, such as Braille or large print, call 311 or send an email to eoc@miamidade.gov.


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Email / Mail

Emergency Management

Frank K. Rollason, Director

R. David Paulison Fire Rescue Headquarters
9300 NW 41st Street, Miami, FL 33178-2414