Winter Parking Restrictions Will Take Effect December 15th.
Domestic pets may not be allowed at emergency shelters for health reasons. It is important to include your pet in you emergency plan since they depend on you to keep them safe. Identifying locations for you and your pet to go before an emergency happens is important. You can identify friends or family, hotels that accept pets, or contact your local pet shelter to see if they will accept pets in the event of an emergency. Find more information on preparing your pet for an emergency at: https://www.ready.gov/animals
If the power is out, you should listen to a battery powered or crank radio for shelter locations for you and your family to relocate. Also listen for evacuation routs specified by local authorities. Shelters will depend upon the location of the emergency. When evacuating, make sure you wear protective clothing, sturdy shoes and have your disaster supply kit. https://www.ready.gov/shelter
If the authorities advise you to Shelter-In-Place, you are to remain in your home or office (wherever you are at the time of the emergency) and protect yourself there. If there is a threat of contaminated outside air be sure to seal doors, windows and vents. Turn off all fans, heating and air-conditioning units. Go to an interior room with few windows if possible. Be sure to take your emergency supply kit with you, unless you believe it has been contaminated. Listen or watch local radio and television stations to stay updated on the latest information.
Even though mass care shelters often provide water, food, medicine and basic sanitary facilities, you should plan to take your disaster supplies kit with you so you will have the supplies you require. Mass care sheltering can involve living with many people in a confined space, which can be difficult and unpleasant. To avoid conflicts in the stressful situation, it is important to cooperate with shelter managers and others assisting them. Keep in mind that alcoholic beverages and weapons are forbidden in emergency shelters and smoking is restricted.
Search for open shelters by texting SHELTER and a Zip Code to 43362. Ex: Shelter 01234 (standard rates apply)
Learn more by visiting: http://www.disasterassistance.gov/
You should have enough supplies in your disaster kit to ensure each member of your family can be self-sufficient for at least 3 days. Some things to include are:
You can find out more through FEMAs Ready Campaign at: https://www.ready.gov/