How to Prepare to Shelter in Place

The Shelter in Place (SIP) situation in your area may involve unique circumstances. It is imperative that you follow the instructions of your local officials explicitly in the event of a SIP emergency. Contact the Suffolk Emergency Management Office for more details at 757-514-4536.

General Shelter in Place Recommendations

  • Assemble a home Shelter in Place (SIP) kit with emergency phone numbers.
  • Choose a room in your home to serve as a "Shelter Room" with minimal doors and windows.
  • Determine how to quickly shut off all air moving equipment in your home to include: heating, air conditioning, exhaust fans, etc.
  • Sign-Up for the City’s Alerts to ensure you will receive Shelter in Place (SIP) messages.