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TOWN/CITY, CONNECTICUT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN

ANNEX F - SHELTER/MASS CARE

EFFECTIVE DATE

6.Notifies Shelter/Mass Care facility managers to do one of the following, when appropriate.

Stand by for further instructions on the specific actions to take and the estimated

     timing for opening Shelter/Mass Care facilities.

Take the necessary actions to open the facility they are responsible for managing.

7.Coordinates with the Resource Manager for supplies needed (including bulk emergency relief items) and ensures each Shelter/Mass Care facility receives its supplies.

8.Coordinates with EOC staff to ensure that communications are established, routes to the Shelter/Mass Care facilities are clearly marked, and appropriate traffic control systems are established.

9.Ensures each Shelter/Mass Care facility has a highly visible identity marker and sign that identifies its location.

10.Provides each Shelter/Mass Care Facility Manager a listing of the location of the animal shelters that have been opened to house and care for companion animals.

11.Assists, as appropriate, the Animal Care and Control Agency’s efforts to feed, shelter, and provide medical treatment for animals during catastrophic emergencies.

12.Ensures appropriate Shelter/Mass Care information (numbers of occupants, meals served, etc.) is made available to the information processing section in the EOC.

13.Collects information from the Shelter/Mass Care Facility Managers to support the Town/City’s efforts to respond to inquiries from family members about the status of loved ones (name, home address, phone, next of kin, etc.).

14.Upon termination of the emergency, submits a Shelter/Mass Care expenditure statement to the appropriate authorities for reimbursement.

Shelter/Mass Care Facility Manager (Title of individual to serve in this

capacity.):

1.When notified, stands by for further instructions or reports to assigned Shelter/Mass Care facility, as appropriate.

2.Contacts team members and instructs them to take whatever actions that may be appropriate.

3.Staffs and operates the Shelter/Mass Care facility.  Upon arrival at the facility, takes the necessary actions to open it, receive evacuees, and provide for their health and welfare.

4.Contacts the EOC when the facility is ready to open.

5.Opens and keeps the facility operating as long as necessary.

6.Implements registration procedures for all evacuees that enter the facility.

7.If tasked, provides the Shelter/Mass Care Coordinator with names and other appropriate information about people sheltered in the facility, to respond to family inquiries.

8.Ensures individual and family support services are provided at the Shelter/Mass Care facility.

9.Ensures space is available for service animals that belong to people with disabilities.

10.If companion animals are not permitted in the facility, provides information to their owners about shelters that have been opened to house and care for animals.

11.Each day, reports the following to the EOC:

The number of people staying in the facility.

ANNEX F-X

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