How do I sign up for the special needs registry?

The Special Needs Registry is a database containing information about individuals in Orange County with special needs who may require assistance in the event of a disaster. During a disaster, those on the registry will be called and given information about how to prepare for or respond to the disaster, given information regarding facilities or shelters, and to check on their well-being.  The information may also be used to assist emergency personnel and volunteers in providing assistance.

Participation in the Special Needs registry is voluntary. Individuals on the registry decide whether to accept assistance and/or remain responsible for themselves in the event of an emergency.

You register through the Orange County Department of Social Services or self-identify by registering for OC Alerts at

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1. How can I receive current information about the storm?
2. How can I report a service outage?
3. How do I sign up for the special needs registry?
4. What do I do if I come across a downed tree in the roadway?
5. If I have a tree fall on my house, who do I call?
6. I have a lot of food in my freezer. What should I do?
7. How can I report damage to the county?