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The National Shelter System

The Red Cross National Shelter System (NSS) contains information for over 56,000 potential shelter facilities and is used to track and report shelter information during disasters.  This powerful tool enables emergency managers and disaster workers to identify the location, managing agency, capacity, current population, and other relevant information of all shelters operated in response to disasters.
NSS information assists the Red Cross, FEMA, state and local emergency management, and non-government organizations in developing strategies to ensure prompt and effective mass care services.  The system also serves as a planning tool before disaster strikes.
New users to the site must self register to access the system by clicking on the "Login" link on the left column.  If you have other questions, please click on the "Help" link.