Contingency Corner: Hibernation and Shelter-in-Place Sites

by | Apr 16, 2023 | Contingency

Hibernation (also known as shelter-in-place) may be called for when an organization’s personnel must remain in one place during a crisis.

Hibernation locations can be in homes, offices, or schools and should be maintained in the event of a crisis:

Consider the following steps when planning for hibernations in the event of a crisis:

  • Consider the number of people that could hibernate in a location
  • Prepare 36 – 48 hrs of food and water (non-perishable, non-frozen)
  • Plan for backup communication methods from your hibernation location
  • Check the food and water on at least a quarterly basis and replace expired items
  • Consider whether a backup generator and fuel would be appropriate

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