Shelters - What to Bring?

What to Bring to a Shelter
            
            
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  • Water and Food:                
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    • Drinking water in plastic containers (1 gallon per person per day for 14 days)                    
    • Non-perishable food in cans or sealed containers (enough for 14 days)                    
    • Special dietary foods, baby food, formula, manual can opener, paper products, and utensils                    
    • Portable ice chest with ice 
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  • Clothing and Bedding:                
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    • Extra clothes and shoes                    
    • Sleeping bag, blanket and pillow, and light weight portable lounge chairs                    
    • Rain gear                    
    • Wash clothes, towels, soap, toothbrush, paper towels, and toilet paper 
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  • Baby Supplies:                
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    • Clothes, diapers, formula, bottles, food, and blankets 
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  • Medications and First Aid Supplies:                
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    • Medication clearly marked with your name, dosage, type of medication, and doctor’s name                    
    • Must be able to administer all medications                    
    • First Aid Supplies in a waterproof box 
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  • Important Papers:                
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    • Name and address of doctors                    
    • Name and address of nearest relative                    
    • Identification and valuable papers 
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  • Miscellaneous:                
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    • Games, cards, toys, battery powered radios, and flashlights                    
    • Take a bath and eat before you leave home                    
    • Register immediately upon entering the shelter 
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Residents Arriving at a Shelter
Shelter Rules
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  • Residents are required to complete registration before entering shelter    
  • No weapons, alcohol, or illegal drugs    
  • No smoking allowed in shelters    
  • ‘Lights out’ quiet time will be enforced    
  • No pets in the general population area except service animals    
  • Children must be attended at all times. Parents are not allowed to leave the premises without them 
Americans Disability Act (ADA) assistance is available at local shelters