Shelter Supplies

Each year Missourians are affected by disasters such as tornadoes, fires, storms, floods, and power outages. Many stay in local shelters until it is safe to return to their home. To make the stay more comfortable evacuees are encouraged to consider the below information when gathering belongings and materials for their shelter supply kit.

Clothing and Bedding
Personal Items
Medications and First-Aid Supplies
Important Papers
Individuals Receiving In-Home and Home Healthcare Services

Individuals receiving in-home or home healthcare services should make arrangements for the caregiver to provide services in the shelter. Individuals should bring admission folder from the home health agency.

For additional information, please review the Ready in 3 information for individuals receiving in-home and home health care services.


Service animals who assist people with disabilities are the only animals allowed in most shelters. However, some shelters also have arrangements for sheltering pets in nearby facilities. Typically, the pet must be in a cage to be admitted to the pet shelter. Please review the Ready in 3 household pets information for more details.

The ADA defines service animals as any guide dog, signal dog or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability including, but not limited to guiding individuals with impaired vision, alerting individuals with impaired hearing to intruders or sounds, providing minimal protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, or fetching dropped items. Under the ADA regulations, service animals have access to the same facilities as the humans they serve.

Not Allowed