If I plan on going to a public shelter, what additional items should I take?

Public shelters are austere facilities that provide temporary housing for evacuees. Most shelters do not have beds or cots, so you will probably be sleeping on the floor. So pack as if you were going camping. Bring:

  • Sleeping pads or air mattresses
  • Blankets or a sleeping bag for each person
  • Robe and shower shoes
  • Books, cards, games and quiet toys for children

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1. How do I know when to evacuate?
2. Who should consider leaving before hurricane evacuation is recommended for the general public?
3. What should I do if I need help to evacuate?
4. What should I take with me?
5. If I plan on going to a public shelter, what additional items should I take?
6. What should I not take to a public shelter?
7. Why should I carry food and drinks in my car?
8. What can I do to help others?
9. How do I know where to go in an evacuation?
10. What if I want to stay in my RV or camping trailer?
11. Re-entry: How do I get back in the City after a mandatory evacuation is called?
12. How to obtain Sandbags?