Shelter in Place

“Sheltering in Place” means staying where you are and waiting for the emergency to pass. You may choose to shelter in place during a storm (if you weren’t ordered to evacuate), or if a man-made disaster (such as a chemical outbreak) makes it dangerous to go outside. Close all doors and windows, find an interior room to stay in, make sure you have enough supplies to last at least seven days, and listen to the radio or TV to find out when it’s safe to exit your building.

Download a printable copy of the Emergency Supply Kit list here.

Descargue aqui una copia imprimible de la lista.


Download the template above and begin filling it out based on your household’s needs. Make sure that members of your household know not to use the supplies unless there’s an emergency. Some typical supplies you should have on hand include:

  • One gallon of water per person per day
  • Non-perishable, ready-to-eat foods and a MANUAL CAN OPENER
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlights, solar lanterns, etc.
  • Battery-operated or hand-crank AM/FM radio and extra batteries
  • Whistle
  • Personal hygiene items: soap, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste and toothbrush, etc.
  • Emergency phone that does not rely on electricity
  • Childcare supplies or other special items
  • Pet food