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2.3. Shelter In Place Facts & Tips

There are times when evacuation is not possible or would be more dangerous than staying where you are. At those times, your only option may be to shelter in place. The following resources can help you learn to shelter in place safely.

Shelter In Place Facts & Tips 

Emergency Shelter In Place Information
This Fact Sheet on Shelter in Place (PDF, 88 KB) from the American Red Cross will explain what shelter-in-place means and why it may be necessary. The document offers tips on how to shelter in place at home, work, school, or in your vehicle.
http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4340182_shelterinplace.pdf

Stay Put - Learn To Shelter In Place
How to safely stay put in different places from any room to a vehicle. Includes information on shelter in place with a pet. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
https://emergency.cdc.gov/shelterinplace.asp

Shelter In Place Supplies Checklist
A checklist from the American Red Cross listing supplies and equipment for a shelter in place lasting from hours to days. This checklist helps you determine if you have the necessary material on hand.
https://www.readyrating.org/Resource-Center/All-Resources/shelter-in-place-supplies-checklist

Build Your Own Disaster Supply Kit
A disaster supply kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. This page offers a list of mostly inexpensive and easy to find items that may save lives in a disaster.
https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit

Electrical Safety Precautions During Disasters
USA.gov offers a brochure you can print out about electrical safety during and after storms and other disasters. The Electrical Safety brochure includes advice for flooded areas, wet electrical equipment, portable generators, and downed power lines.
https://publications.usa.gov/epublications/safety/precautions.htm

Safe Generator Use
This information from the American Red Cross tells you things you need to know about how to use a generator safely. Get tips on how to buy a generator, how to use it at home, and why you should not use it indoors. 
http://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/power-outage/safe-generator-use#What-size-generator-will-I-need-

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