The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) is partnering with the New Jersey Office of
Emergency Management (NJOEM) to improve the state’s ability to respond to residents with disabilities
or those with functional needs when a disaster such as Hurricane Sandy occurs. The “Register Ready”
Special Needs Registry for Disasters is an online registry in which citizens can provide emergency
response agencies with important information (e.g., if a resident is wheelchair bound or requires medical
apparatus) so that emergency responders can be better prepared to serve those individuals during a
natural disaster or other emergency.