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DHSMV Emergency Contact Information

 
THIS HURRICANE SEASON, BE PREPARED IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
~ Peace of mind when every second counts ~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –As Floridians prepare for the 2016 hurricane season and create disaster preparedness plans, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is urging citizens to make sure law enforcement knows who to notify in an emergency situation by enrolling in Florida’s Emergency Contact Information (ECI) system.

“By registering emergency contact information, an individual’s family and loved ones can have peace of mind that they can be reached in the event of an emergency,” said Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes. “DHSMV encourages all those with a driver license or ID card to register their emergency contact information today and make sure information is up to date.”

Florida was the first state in the nation to implement the ECI program, giving millions of Floridians since 2006 security in knowing in the event of a hurricane, crash or other emergency someone would be notified. Anyone with a valid driver license or identification card can enter up to two contacts into the system’s secure database. The information can be accessed by law enforcement nationwide only during times of emergency. Individuals can register or update their designated contact information at no cost on the DHSMV website and in local driver license and tax collector offices.
 
Currently, 65 percent of Florida driver license and ID card holders have registered emergency contact information. To learn more about Florida’s ECI program, including the real-life situation that inspired its beginning, visit http://www.flhsmv.gov/driver-licenses-id-cards/emergency-contact-information-history/.

During the hurricane season, motorists are encouraged to monitor the changing weather conditions and adjust their driving as necessary. As Floridians update family emergency plans, visit the DHSMV website to learn more safe driving tips during inclement weather along with hurricane evacuation preparedness instructions.
 
Update your information now by clicking HERE.

Barrier Island Re-Entry Program

The St Lucie County Disaster Re-Entry Program has been established for residents of our barrier islands to alleviate confusion after an evacuation.  Residents of the barrier island MUST receive a placard to re-enter the island immediately following a disaster.
 
To receive this placard, each resident must produce two forms of proof that they reside on the barrier island such as a utility bill with a local address along with a local driver’s license.  One placard is issued for each household. 
 
Placards are issued at four locations throughout the county.
 
Sheriff’s Office Main Headquarters
4700 West Midway Road
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
 
St. Lucie West Courthouse
250 NW Country Club Dr.
Port St Lucie, FL 34986
 
St. Lucie County Tax Collector's Office -- Fort Pierce
2300 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34982
 
St. Lucie County Tax Collector's Office -- Port St. Lucie
1664 SE Walton Rd.
Port St Lucie, FL 34952
 

Alert St. Lucie Notification System

The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office utilizes the Alert St. Lucie Emergency Notification System to deliver emergency and non-emergency pre-recorded phone messages to citizens. Messages may include information regarding neighborhood criminal activity, missing children, and other police, fire, or health information.
 
 
Unpublished and unlisted telephone & Celluar numbers are not in the Alert St. Lucie Emergency Notification System database. St. Lucie County citizens who want to be added to the database should click on the link below to fill out a registration form that will be automatically added to the Sheriff's Office communication system. Citizens can have their phone numbers removed from the system by contacting the Crime Prevention Unit at (772) 871-5303.
 
Information provided will be kept confidential and will not be released or used for any reason other than its intended purpose.
 

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