Due to COVID-19, Polk County emergency shelters will have a smaller capacity than in past years. If you have to evacuate, have a plan for where you’ll go and know what sheltering resources are available.
The CDC's Going to a Public Disaster Shelter During the COVID-19 Pandemic Guide has useful info on the following:
- Preparing to Shelter
- "Go-Kit" Packing List
- Weather Alerts
- Making a Disaster Plan
- Safety Precautions
- Protecting Yourself and Others While In a Public Shelter
- Social Distancing
- Preventative Actions
- Shelter Policies
- Cleaning & Disinfecting
- Helping Your Children Stay Safe While In a Public Shelter
Remember, It is always more comfortable to seek shelter with family and friends if at all possible. Have several plans and locations you can evacuate to if necessary.