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Emergency Storm Shelters

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Allen County:

  • Bowlus - 205 E. Madison
  • Lincoln School - 700 N. Jefferson
  • McKinley School - 209 S. Kentucky

Bourbon County:

  • None at this time

Woodson County:

  • Community Building at the fairgrounds - South of 54/75 intersection about a mile on the west side of the road

Anderson County:

Colony
 Attached to the northeast corner of fire station located on south Pine Street between 5th and 6th Streets.


Garnett

United Methodist Church - 205 South Oak Street


Greeley
Northwest of the fire station on the south side of Brown Street and west of Mary Street

Harris
Southeast of the fire station located on Spruce Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets

Kincaid

1.      Southwest of the intersection of Preston Street and

Kansas Highway 31 in the park.

2.       Just east of Osage Street on 1st Ave. west of the

Community Building.


Welda

North side of 1000 Road between Scott Ave. and Kauble Ave.


Westphalia
1.      Just north of the fire station located on Warne Street between Lincoln and Garrison Ave.

2.      East of Liberty Street on 1st Ave. across from the

small school building.

Build A Kit

Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist below. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find, and any one of them could save your life. Headed to the store? Download a printable version to take with you. Once you take a look at the basic items, consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets, or seniors.

After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.


Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

To assemble your kit, store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Water - one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

Download the Recommended Supplies List (PDF)


Additional Emergency Supplies

Consider adding the following items to your emergency supply kit based on your individual needs:

  • Prescription medications
  • Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication, antacids or laxatives
  • Glasses and contact lense solution
  • Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet
  • Cash or traveler's checks
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records saved electronically or in a waterproof, portable container
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  • Complete change of clothing appropriate for your climate and sturdy shoes
  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper to disinfect water
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels and plastic utensils
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

Maintaining Your Kit
  • After assembling your kit remember to maintain it so it’s ready when needed:
  • Keep canned food in a cool, dry place
  • Store boxed food in tightly closed plastic or metal containers
  • Replace expired items as needed
  • Re-think your needs every year and update your kit as your family’s needs change.

Kit Storage Locations
  1. Home: Keep this kit in a designated place and have it ready in case you have to leave your home quickly. Make sure all family members know where the kit is kept.
  2. Work: Be prepared to shelter at work for at least 24 hours. Your work kit should include food, water and other necessities like medicines, as well as comfortable walking shoes, stored in a “grab and go” case.
  3. Vehicle: In case you are stranded, keep a kit of emergency supplies in your car.

Information courtesy of  https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit