What should my family and I take to the shelter?
When you evacuate to a shelter, take an evacuation kit. The kit is also listed in your phone book. For more useful information, view the Civil Defense Agency.

Bringing your own evacuation kit to the shelter is very important. Shelter supplies will be very limited. The American Red Cross asks that the following not be brought to an emergency shelter:

  • alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs
  • weapons
  • pets
  • too many personal possessions

Space may be limited to as little as 10 square feet per person.

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1. What should I do when I hear the Emergency Management Agency sirens?
2. What is the difference between a WATCH and a WARNING?
3. Should I evacuate or stay where I am?
4. What should I do to protect my pets/animals?
5. What should my family and I take to the shelter?
6. Where is the nearest evacuation shelter/emergency shelter?
7. I am a visitor at a hotel. What should I do when a disaster is imminent?
8. What should I do during a hurricane?
9. Will tourists be evacuated after a disaster strikes?
10. What to do BEFORE a disaster strikes:
11. What to do WHEN disaster strikes:
12. What is a tsunami?
13. Where and when do tsunamis occur?
14. How do I know when to evacuate?
15. Where do I evacuate?
16. How do I get to inland or to high ground?
17. What should I do if an earthquake occurs while at the coast?
18. What can I do to protect myself from a tsunami?