Shelter In Place
At Risk Populations
When Should I Shelter-In-Place?
If you are told to shelter-in-place at home, take your children and pets indoors immediately. Lock doors, close windows, air vents and fireplace dampers. Turn off air conditioning, forced air heating systems, exhaust fans and clothes dryers. Take your emergency supplies and go into the room you have designated. Seal all windows, doors and vents. Watch TV, listen to the radio or check the internet for instructions.
During an emergency, try to stay calm and immediately follow the protective measures recommended by your local officials and emergency managers. You will be told when it is safe to discontinue shelter-in-place.