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Know When to Stay or Go

What's the best action to take: stay put or evacuate? The answer isn't always so clear, but your emergency plan should include steps to take for either situation. Here are a few helpful hints that can help you make the best decision for you and your loved ones.

  • Evacuation is used as a last resort when a serious threat to public safety exists. Your first plan should always be to stay with friends or family outside of the affected area. Evacuate if you are in immediate danger, or told to do so by officials.
  • Some emergencies may require you to stay where you are, or "shelter in place." The order could be as simple as staying home while hazards (such as snow) are cleared or it could require more action from you involving contaminated air. Important tip: if your children are at school, do not pick them up until the shelter-in-place orders have been lifted. School officials have shelter-in-place procedures. You will only endanger yourself by leaving a safe area during the emergency.

 

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