Shelter tips

Don’t bring:

  • Pets
  • Alcohol or cigarettes
  • Mattresses
  • Weapons


  • One sleeping bag or blanket per person
  • A roll up sleeping mat
  • Three days worth of water, based on one gallon per-person, per-day
  • Three days worth of non-perishable food items
  • A manual can opener
  • A small first aid kit
  • A one month supply of necessary prescription drugs
  • A flashlight and extra batteries
  • A portable radio with extra batteries
  • Special items for babies, including diapers, clothing and necessary foods and drinks
  • Special items for disabled or elderly family members
  • Items to keep your children calm and occupied
  • A sufficient supply of cash, should ATM and credit card facilities go down
  • Sanitary supplies including menstrual pads, toothpaste, deodorant, wet-wipes and insect repellant
  • At least one change of clothing and shoes
  • An extra set of eye glasses or contact lenses
  • All important documents, kept in a zip lock bag placed in a waterproof container