Unsure of your ability to evacuate during a disaster?
The Special Needs Survey (SNS) Tool is an effort by county government to better identify those in our community who are most at risk during a disaster. In the emergency management field, these individuals are designated as part of the "special needs population". The tool is a web based data collection device for these individuals.
Berks County Emergency Management defines the special needs population as:
"Individuals who are likely to require assistance in excess of that provided to the general public in a time of disaster, particularly in the event that large scale evacuation is necessary."
This could include those who are deaf, blind, bedridden, mentally impaired, without radio or television, or lacking transportation necessary to evacuate. This does not apply to individuals in nursing homes or assisted living. Click the icon to the right for the Berks EMA website if you or a loved one could benefit from this service.