Michael Faulkner, Director
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General Population shelter is CLOSED at this time.

 

Special Needs shelter is CLOSED at this time.

 

 

Things to remember about Shelters:

No citizen is assigned to any particular shelter!

Shelters are opened based on need and capacity.  Just because you reside near one shelter does not mean it will be opened!  Please continue to check this site and listen to your local news sources for the most current information regarding shelter openings.

Shelters are a last resort!

For those whose homes are structurally sound and have proper defenses (such as shutters), it is generally advised to remain in your home.  If you can not, it is recommended that you stay with friends or family outside the affected area.  If that is not possible, hotels and motels are a more comfortable option than a public shelter.  If none of these options are available to you, only then should you seek refuge at a public shelter.

Medical Needs Shelter spaces are reserved for certain needs!

If you are oxygen dependent, or if you require equipment which needs electricity to operate, you are eligible for access to the Medical Needs Shelter.  There may be other factors for each individual that will be considered on a case by case basis, but all others requiring shelter

 

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