Personal Preparedness


Consider These Things Now:

  • Find out where the nearest shelters are likely to be located
  • Discuss your planning with friends/roommates/family members
  • Identify alternate meeting places in case of separation
  • Alert family members about your plans
  • Make arrangements for special needs
  • Store sufficient personal survival supplies
  • Store supplies to sustain you during location

After a Disaster:

  • Locate any missing friend/roommate/family member
  • Advise out-of-area family contact of your status
  • Use safety glasses, leather gloves, etc., when working
  • Exercise extreme caution when entering damaged buildings
  • Exercise extreme care with fire
  • Avoid electric appliances+ around water
  • Stay away from power lines
  • Check water and food before consumption
  • Monitor and obey directives from government and campus officials
  • If you have phone service, use it only for emergencies

Suggested Items for Relocation:

Bedding / Flashlights / Batteries / Toiletries / Games / Books /

Medications / Special dietary foods / Valuable papers /

Photographs / Contact lists / Photo ID / Pens and paper /

Personal hygiene supplies


Do not bring alcohol, drugs, or firearms to a relocation shelter.