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What to bring to a shelter if you evacuate

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Southwest Health District officials are asking residents to prepare an "Emergency Go Kt" so they will have essentials ready should authorities begin evacuations from low-lying areas at risk of flooding.

Your 'Go Kit' should contain-

  • Your family's important papers
  • Any medications needed by family members
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Changes of clothing
  • Diapers if you have small children
  • Emergency contact information
  • Tetanus shots need to be up-to-date
  • Notify shelter officials if you have special medical needs
  • Most shelters will not take pets. Make arrangements for boarding pets with friends or Vets

More information on emergency preparedness is available online at www.southwestgeorgiapublichealth.org or by contacting your local health department or emergency management agency.

Public Health officials will continue monitoring events. Please listen to local media and emergency workers to remain informed.