Special Needs Evacuation Assistance

If you live in a hurricane evacuation zone and you have special health care or transportation needs, please make extra efforts to be prepared for a hurricane season. Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and continues through November 30. It is critical that you begin as early as possible making your evacuation plans, preparing an emergency kit, and learning evacuation routes. 

Register for Transportation & Special Assistance

Operators answering the phones at 211 are prepared to help you register for transportation and special assistance, before hurricane season begins. Gulf Coast residents with special health care needs including those who are disabled or medically fragile who live in evacuation zones and do not have friends or family to help in an evacuation should register for a ride in advance. The STEAR program is a free registry that provides local emergency planners and emergency responders with additional information on the needs in their community. Texas communities use the registry information in different ways. Registering yourself in the STEAR registry DOES NOT guarantee that you will receive a specific service during an emergency. Available services will vary by community.

Register By Phone

The 211 registry must be dialed in advance. Do not wait until a storm is in the Gulf of Mexico to register for assistance.

Register Online

If you reside inside the city limits you may also register online using the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR).

For More Information

All information will be kept confidential and used only by Dickinson Emergency Managers for planning purposes. For more information on this program contact the Dickinson Office of Emergency Management at oem@dickinsontexas.gov.

Visit the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry Online

STEAR Website


DickinsonALERT Emergency Notifications

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