What to Bring to Monroe County Shelters
Water--one gallon of water per person, per day.
Food--Non-perishable, needing little or no cooking, such as ready-to-eat
meats, fruits, vegetables, and canned juices. High energy foods such as peanut
butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, trail mix, and other snack foods. Special
dietary foods--such as diabetic, low salt, liquid diet, and baby food and
formula. Manual can opener. Eating and drinking utensils including paper plates.
Portable ice chest with ice.
Clothing and bedding:
One complete change of clothing including footwear. Sleeping bag, blanket and
pillow (cots for elderly)--cots will not be provided. Rain gear and sturdy
Washcloth, small towel, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary napkins,
tampons, paper towels, toilet paper, towelettes, etc.
Medications, first-aid supplies:
Medications--clearly marked with your name, dosage, type of medication, and
prescribing physician. You must be able to take all medications by yourself.
First-Aid kit in a waterproof box.
Clothes, diapers, formula, bottles, nipples, food, blankets.
Name and address of doctors. Name and address of nearest relative not living
in area. Identification and valuable papers.
Games, cards, toys, battery powered radios, flashlights (no candles or
lanterns), batteries, or other reasonable items you may need.
Take a bath and eat before you leave home.
Register immediately upon entering the shelter.
Obey shelter rules.
Keep the building safe and sanitary.
NO pets, alcoholic beverages, or weapons.