Emergency Instructions

1. You will be alerted by a siren.

  • An alert signal is a steady siren tone for 3 minutes or more from sirens or loudspeakers on emergency vehicles.

2. What to do when you hear the alert signal - click here for details

3. If you're told to stay home and take shelter

  • Stay indoors and close all windows, doors, and fireplace dampers.
  • Turn off all devices that draw in outside air, such as air conditioners and fans.

STAY CALM. Keep tuned to the Emergency Alert System (EAS) for further instructions.

4. If you're told to evacuate

  • Refer to the Evacuation Map (click here or see below)  to find the EVACUATION ROUTE to your reception center.

STAY CALM. Keep tuned to the Emergency Alert System (EAS) for further instructions.

5. What to take with you
Plan for at least THREE DAYS away from home. Pack the following items:

  • Any medication you require
  • Cash, checkbook, credit cards and important documents
  • Baby supplies
  • Clothing
  • Toiletries (such as toothpaste, toothbrush)
  • Blankets and pillows
  • Portable radio, flashlight, batteries

6. Before you leave home

  • Close all windows and drapes.
  • Turn off all devices that draw in outside air, such as air conditioners and fans.
  • Turn off all lights and electrical appliances (except refrigerator and freezer).
  • Secure pets indoors with food and water. (Pets should NOT be brought to Red Cross shelters.
  • Lock all windows and doors.

Proceed CALMLY to your reception center. Emergency personnel will direct you along the evacuation route.

7. If your children are in school - click here for details

8. If you have special needs - click here for details

 

Click here to download map