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Shelter in place during a Storm

Be Storm Ready Gadsden County

Shelter in place

  • If you live in a structure built after 1973 and do not live in a mobile home, you may plan to shelter at home.
  • If you have a backup power source such as a generator and your home is a secure structure, you may plan the shelter in place.
  • If you live in a mobile or manufactured home and we issue a voluntary or mandatory evacuation, be prepared to go stay with friends or family who live in a more secure structure.
  • If you have friends or family who live in areas outside of the storm’s path, make arrangements to go stay with them.

Staying with friends or family 

If you will be staying with friends or family outside your household to evacuate from the storm:

  • Talk to the people you plan to stay with about how you can all best protect yourselves from COVID-19.
  • As a group decide the safest home to shelter at during the storm.
  • Consider whether your households have someone who is at higher risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19, including older adults or people of any age who have underlying medical conditions. Make sure everyone knows what they can do to keep them safe from COVID-19.
  • Follow everyday preventive actions, including covering coughs and sneezes, washing your hands often, and avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Consider taking extra precautions for precautions for people living in close quarters.
  • Know what to do if someone in your family or the household you are staying with becomes sick with COVID-19. 
  • Take steps to keep your pets safe during the storm.
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