NJ Register Ready Program for NJ Residents with Disabilities

Sign Up for NJ’s Special Needs Registry to be prepared in the event of a disaster.

Register ReadyDid you know that the NJ Office of Emergency Management has a Special Needs Registry for Disasters?  The “Register Ready” program allows NJ residents with disabilities to preregister so that emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency.

The NJ Special Needs Registry is designed to help emergency responders locate and safely evacuate people who could find it difficult to help themselves in the event of a major disaster, such as a hurricane.  This is a free, voluntary, strictly confidential service designed to protect you.  All costs are paid by the State of NJ.  Focus is on those who would have trouble evacuating because of a physical or cognitive limitation, language barrier, or lack of transportation. 

How to Register

  • Individuals with special needs or their caregivers can register online at www.registerready.nj.gov.
  • You may also dial 2-1-1 for Registry Assistance 24/7.   This service will register people, offers free translation, and provides TTY services for the hearing-impaired.

All information collected is confidential and not available to the public. It is held securely and used only to allow emergency responders to better plan to serve you in the event of a disaster or other emergency. 

Why should you register?

  • To be notified by local officials when an evacuation has been ordered.

More information

Register Ready Brochure - English | Spanish

See also Public Evacuation/Medical Needs Sheltering from the Mercer County Division of Public Health Public which provide more information about Medical Needs Shelters and provides a Checklist for what to bring with you.