County Launches Specific Needs Awareness Planning Disaster Registry

To better prepare County residents for natural disasters, the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management has announced the launch of the Specific Needs Awareness Planning (SNAP) voluntary disaster registry.

The SNAP registry is an Internet-based system that will allow residents to provide information, which will be kept confidential, to public safety officials about their access or functional needs. SNAP does not guarantee priority response to registrants, but assists emergency response officials in planning and responding to the requirements of people with access and functional needs such as those relating to physical, medical, sensory, cognitive or age-related conditions, during a disaster by integrating database and mapping technology together.

To register for SNAP, visit and click on “Register Now.”