Shelter Information Page
For more information regarding shelters openings in Acushnet please contact our office at (508) 998-0295 or the police department at (508) 998-0240
Ford Middle School
708 Middle Road
Acushnet, MA 02748
Council On Aging
59 1/2 S Main St
Acushnet, MA 02743
What to bring
1. ALL REQUIRED MEDICATIONS AND MEDICAL SUPPORT EQUIPMENT:
Wheelchair/walker, oxygen, dressings, feeding and suction equipment, diapers, etc.
Any specific medication or care instructions (one week or more supply)
Name, phone number of physician/home health agency/hospital where you receive care
An adequate supply of prescription medicine to last for 3 days or more
2. DIETARY NEEDS:
Non perishable food to survive for 72 hours or more, per person. Include any special diet items you may need.
3. FOOD AND WATER/LIQUIDS:
Snacks, fruit juice, Gatorade, water, fruits, crackers (72 hour or more supply)
4. SLEEPING GEAR:
Pillows, blankets (include any support pillows or back supports you may need) if you require being in a raised position when sleeping
Portable cot or air mattress, folding chairs, sleeping bags.
Evacuation shelters tend to be cold so bring a blanket or sweater to keep warm. No guarantee of cots at the shelter.
5. IMPORTANT PAPERS AND IDENTIFICATION:
Wills, deeds, licenses, insurance policies, home inventory, doctors orders, Do Not Resuscitate and Living Will forms
Current photo and current address, medical identification card
Check cashing/credit card services may not be available for several days after the storm. BUT, don’t bring too much. There will be no placed to secure money or valuables at the evacuation shelter.
7. COMFORT ITEMS:
Small games, cards, diapers, books, batteries, manual can opener, etc.
8. PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS:
Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, towels, brush/comb, dentures, glasses, hearing aids and batteries, etc.
9. EXTRA CLOTHING:
A one week supply of comfortable clothing and extra sets of underwear and socks.
Pets are NOT allowed in Evacuation Shelters (except service animals). You must make other arrangements for them.
Items You May Bring:
A list of your current medications and at least a 3 day supply of the medications
Nonperishable dietary items
Personal hygiene items
Sleeping lounging equipment
Infant care items