An emergency shelter is a measure of last resort – a place to go if it is unsafe to stay at home and there are no other options available to you.

Because each situation is unique, only certain shelters may be opened during an emergency. The city’s website and social media, local TV, and radio stations will have up-to-date information on shelter locations and opening times.

If you do go to a shelter, be prepared to live in close quarters with other evacuees for several days. There may also be additional safety measures in place to protect against COVID-19. Before you go to the shelter, secure your home, and shut off utilities (water, gas, electricity), if advised to do so.

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