What Are the Actions You Might Need to Take?

If You Are Told to Evacuate

  • Stay calm.
  • Gather what you and your family might need to be away from your residence for a few days (Medicine, wallet, credit cards, Picture ID, etc). Remember that pets are not allowed in shelters.
  • As you leave, turn off all of your appliances (except for refrigerator/freezer), and all lights, heating, cooling, or ventilation systems.
  • Don't go to your children's school. They may be safe. You may hinder getting them to a safe place. School officials will take care of your children.
  • Don't use phones unless someone is injured or very sick. If you must use the phone, keep the call short.
  • Do not listen to rumors. Listen to television and radio for up-to-date information.
  • Keep car windows and air vents closed. Listen to your car radio for further information as it arises.

If You Are Told To Stay Where You Are (Shelter In Place)

  • Go inside. If outdoors, go inside until told to do otherwise. Listen to radio and TV for further information.
  • Close all doors and windows.
  • Turn off all heating, cooling, and ventilation systems.