are operated by trained individuals and
ensure that the safety, security, and
basic needs of its residents are met.
bring to a shelter?
of clothing, blanket, and pillow for
disaster supply kit, including food,
medications, comfort items, and special
items for infant or elderly family
NOT to bring?
are not weapons, drugs, alcohol, or
(service animals excluded) allowed in
Homeland Security Advisory System,
established in March of 2002, is a tool
used to describe threat conditions for a
possible terrorist attack. A
color-coded threat level system is used
to communicate the five threat levels to
the American public. Prepare your
family for these types of emergencies by
following the recommendations in this
guide or visit
www.ready.gov. For more
information on Homeland Security
advisories, visit the LA Office of
Homeland Security and Emergency
"Sheltering in place" is a precaution
aimed at keeping citizens safe while
remaining indoors. This is no
the same thing as evacuating to a
shelter and not recommended for
hurricanes. When a
"shelter-in-place" order is given by
either local or state government,
citizens within the affected area should
take the following protective measures:
indoors and close all windows and doors
● Turn off
all sources of outside air (i.e. air
and ventilation fans/ducts).
indoors until notified that it is safe
tuned to you local radio/
station to receive official notices.
telephone usage to emergency
only. This is to prevent the
telephone lines from being overloaded
with non-emergency calls.
PREPARING YOUR PETS
If you are
a pet owner, your family's disaster plan
must include your pets. Bring pets
indoors at the first sign of danger.
If you must evacuate, the best thing you
can do to protect your pets is to
evacuate them too.
boarding facilities, veterinarians, or
outside of the affected areas that can
accept your pets. If you have
notice of an impending disaster, call
ahead for reservations.
Pet-friendly shelters may be opened
information will be available at shelter
● Create a
disaster readiness kit for you pet
food, water, first aid supplies, feeding
dishes, leashes, carrier, blanket, etc..
sure all family members are aware of