Public Shelters Policies
- All shelters are not automatically activated for each possible emergency. Shelters are opened as they are needed. They are not preassigned by geographic area.
- Prepare a seven-day survival kit ready to take with you. A shelter won’t have the comforts of home so make sure to take what you’ll want or need.
- NO PETS (except at designated pet-friendly sites), NO WEAPONS and NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are allowed in public shelters.
2023 Potential Polk County Public Shelters
Below are potential public shelter locations that may become available during an emergency. Please do not proceed to any shelter until you have confirmed that it is open and operating.