Christie L. Brown, Registered Nurse Consultant, Florida Department of Health


Karen Somerset, Assistant Director, Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged, State of Florida

Major Documents Consulted

Pinellas County
  1. Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners. Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. October 2006.

  2. Pinellas County Emergency Management. Special Needs Assistance Program, Standard Operating Guidelines. June 2007.

  3. Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council. Tampa Bay Region Hurricane Evacuation Study. September 2006.

    1. Executive Summary.

    2. Transportation Analysis, August 2006.

    3. Model Support Document, August 2006.

  1. Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (in partnership with Pinellas County). 2007 Hurricane Guide (note that similar guides are available for Hillsborough, Manatee, and Pasco counties).

Hillsborough County
  1. Hillsborough County. Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP). May 2006.

  2. Hillsborough County Department of Health and Hillsborough County Emergency Management. The Hillsborough County Special Needs Shelter and Evacuation Plan. Undated.

  3. Hillsborough County Emergency Management. Transportation Planning for a Category 4 or 5 Hurricane.

  4. Hillsborough County. Emergency Operations Center Guide. March 2004.

  5. Hillsborough County. Know Your Role. CD video presentation about the program and its requirements.

State of Florida
  1. Department of Health. 2007. Special Needs Shelter Rule. Florida Administrative Weekly, Vol. 33, No. 39, pp. 4524–4526.



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