If I don’t qualify for the Special
Needs Shelter, where can I go?
If you do
not qualify for placement in the special needs shelter, the
American Red Cross has a general shelter and there are
refuge sites throughout the county. Refuge sites and Red
Cross shelters provide no medical care.
Ambulatory (with or without assisting devices (walker,
wheelchair, cane, etc)
perform activities of daily living without nursing
administer medications without nursing assistance
who have no requirement for electrical power to run a
piece of medical equipment
with complex medical conditions, contact your home health
agency or private physician about alternative locations
during a disaster such as a hospital or skilled nursing
Please do not wait
for the last minute to have an emergency plan in place.
It is important that you work out the details of your
care prior to an emergency situation whether you are
planning to evacuate, shelter in place, or stay with a
friend; family preparedness planning is the key to
making sure that you are taken care of.
For a list of refuge sites visit your local
Emergency Management website.