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2013 Shelter Opening in Superior, MT

Montana Red Cross has opened a shelter in Superior to accommodate the evacuees from the Mullan Fire near Superior . The shelter is located in Superior Elementary School, 1003 5<sup>th</sup> Ave E, Superior, MT 59872.

Montana Red Cross has opened a shelter in Superior to accommodate the evacuees from the Mullan Fire near Superior . The shelter is located in Superior Elementary School, 1003 5th Ave E, Superior, MT 59872. 

 

"Anyone who has been evacuated due to the wildfire is welcome in our shelter," says Rod Kopp, CEO of Montana Red Cross. "A team of volunteers is ready to welcome those affected with food and refreshments, a safe place to sleep, and emotional support."  

 

Montana Red Cross recommends several steps to make the evacuation process as safe and comfortable as possible:

    If you need to evacuate, do so immediately. You may have only minutes to act. Protect yourself and your family members.

    Follow the route and directions provided by local emergency officials.  It's important that you do not detour from the route provided by officials - it is the safest route! 

    Lock your home - Others may evacuate after you or return before you.  Secure your house as you normally would.

    Wear protective clothing. Including sturdy shoes, cotton or woolen long pants and a long-sleeved shirt to protect your skin from hot embers, and gloves. Take a dry handkerchief to protect your face. Smoke can make it difficult to breathe, damaging breathing passages or triggering respiratory distress.

    Take your pets with you.  If it is not safe for you, it is not safe for them. Red Cross emergency shelters cannot accept pets unless they are service animals, but the Superior Fairgrounds will accommodate your pets until it is safe to return home. Family, friends, pet-friendly motels and boarding facilities can possibly shelter your animals also.

    Take your Emergency Preparedness Kit.  Having items such as prescription medications, copies of identification and important paperwork, non-perishable food, bottled water and a supply of cash already assembled will make you more comfortable and confident while you are away from home.

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