Broward CountyHurricaneWhat to Bring to a Shelter
What to Bring to a Shelter
  • ​​Identification
  • Compact bedding such as pillows, blankets, air mattress
  • Games, reading materials, cell phone and mobile device with charger, batteries, etc.
  • Non-perishable snacks (including special dietary foods)
  • Extra change of clothing
  • Sanitary wipes or other hygiene products
  • Flashlight
  • Medications
  • Emergency health information card & emergency contacts
  • Battery-operated radio
  • Water
  • Supplies for children, elderly and disabled family members, (games, baby formula, diapers, walker, wheelchair, hearing device, etc.) if applicable
  • Important documents such as birth and/or marriage certificates, social security cards, passports, immunizations records, wills, vehicle titles, insurance policies, stocks, bonds, important electronics files
  • Service animals if they meet the requirements under Federal Law
  • Provisions at the shelter are very limited and cots are not provided! Evacuees are encouraged to carry with them items they will need during their stay at a shelter.