EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION

  • STAY


    It’s best

    to stay where you are in certain emergencies

  • EMERGENCY


    SIRENS

    may not always be heard indoors

  • RADIO


    ALTERNATE ROUTES

    often announced in cases of highway closures or accidents

  • WHERE


    PLAN MULTIPLE

    escape routes in case one is dangerous

SHELTERING-IN-PLACE


Create a barrier between yourself and potentially contaminated air outside. If you see large amounts of debris in the air, or if local authorities say the air is badly contaminated, you may also want to “seal the room.”

SAFETY TIPS

FOR SHELTERING-IN-PLACE

  • INDOORS


    GO
    INSIDE

    Bring your family and pets inside, lock doors, close windows, air vents and fireplace

  • CIRCULATION


    TURN IT OFF

    Turn off fans, air conditioning and forced-air heating systems.

  • PREPARE


    SUPPLY
    KIT

    Keep your Emergency Supply Kit in an interior room with few windows.

  • NEWS


    PAY
    ATTENTION

    Watch TV, listen to the radio or check the internet often for official news and instructions as they become available.

evacuating

When you need to evacuate your home in an emergency, plan how you will assemble your family and anticipate where you will go. Choose several destinations in different directions so you have options.

SAFETY TIPS

FOR EVACUATING

  • LOCATION


    MEETING
    PLACE

    Plan places to meet within and outside of your immediate neighborhood.

  • ANIMALS


    TAKE
    YOUR PETS

    Take your pets with you, but understand that some public shelters only permit service animals.

  • TRANSPORTATION


    GAS
    UP

    Keep a half tank of gas in your car at all times in case you need to evacuate. If you don’t have a car, plan other means of transportation.

  • PREPARE


    SUPPLY
    KIT

    Take your Emergency Supply Kit with you.

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEMs


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NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio (NWR):
  • Listen for emergency information.
Emergency Alert System (EAS):
  • Tune into WBAP 820AM radio for instructions.
TV Broadcasts:
  • Watch for emergency interruptions and tune into news stations.
Reverse Emergency Telephone Notification:
  • Check with your local Emergency Management office to see if they have a telephone notification system in place and how it will be utilized.
  • Many police departments offer text alert services for public threat or danger.
  • Encourage college-aged family members to register for campus text or other emergency notification systems.
Outdoor Warning System:
  • Sirens may be used for all-hazard notifications.
  • Go indoors when sirens are sounded.
  • Tune into local news and radio programs to understand the nature of the emergency.
Highway Messaging:
  • Look for emergency information on highway message boards.
  • Radio often announces alternate routes in cases of highway closures or accidents that shut down a freeway.
  • Make a Plan

    A little preparation could protect your life and the lives of those around you. It only takes a few minutes to develop a plan. When finished, you'll have a pocket-size emergency plan at hand.

  • Build a Kit

    Remember how long it took to pack for your last vacation? The last thing you want to worry about in a disaster is packing. That’s why everyone should have an Emergency Supply Kit ready to go. Use this checklist to help you assemble your kit.

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