The Broward County Vulnerable Population Registry is for residents who are at risk due to disability, frailty or health issue, regardless of age, who elect to stay at home in the event of a hurricane or other disaster. Emergency Management personnel use the Vulnerable Population Registry to assist in their response to an emergency. This registry database, which is operated by Broward County, has a section which pertains to the City of Lauderhill and it’s residents, and is maintained and updated regularly by the Health and Social Services representative from the City of Lauderhill.
The database contains vital information regarding an individual resident who may require special attention in the event of a disaster/catastrophe affecting the City of Lauderhill and/or its residents. Records relating to registration of disabled citizens are exempt from the provisions of Florida Statute 119.07 (1), Public Records Law. The information contained in those registrations are kept confidential and therefore accessible only to the Database Manager, or other vetted City staff who have up to date yearly training from the County on the VPR list.
The City of Lauderhill reaches out to its residents though speaking engagements, appearance in HOA meetings, information found in the City’s Website, flyers containing information regarding registration, and other means. The Broward County vulnerable population website discloses the responsibility of each individual resident to have a contingency plan in place, in the event that a disaster should occur.
In the event of a disaster or catastrophe adversely affecting the City of Lauderhill and/or its residents, teams are dispatched post event to conduct Rapid Impact Assessments, citywide. Once reports are received, City VPR staff begin a “call-down”. First attempts are made to contact registered members by phone, but in the event that no contact can be made, VPR staff, in conjunction with CERT/COP, if available, will conduct home visits to check up on registered residents within 12 hours of the “all clear” being given. The list will be updated on an ongoing basis during the response phase, and calls will be made daily to those names who had not been initially contacted by phone or in person for some operational reason.
If you would like more information on the County’s Vulnerable Population Registry List, please visit their website below at http://www.broward.org/Hurricane/Registry/Pages/default.aspx.