Under what conditions should you evacuate?
- Hazardous materials spill
- Any other emergency that pose a threat or potential threat to your safety or that of your
- When authorized by officials.
When evacuation instructions are issued, listen to you radio to make sure the evacuation
instructions apply to you, and to understand if you should evacuate immediately or if you have
time to pack some essentials. Stay tuned to a radio or television for information on evacuation
routes, emergency shelters, and procedures.
What should you do to evacuate?
- Take your emergency kit.
- Avoid using the telephone because lines tend to be overwhelmed in disaster situations; they
need to be clear for emergency calls to get through.
- Close and lock your windows and doors.
- Turn off power, water, and gas (if instructed to do so).
- Leave a note affixed to your door information others where you left and where you will be
- Follow the route authorities recommend.
- Check on neighbours; assist those with disabilities or other special needs.
- When evacuated, register with the reception centre.
What is Shelter-in-Place?
A short-term safety procedure that will help protect the community by taking shelter inside
When should you Shelter in Place?
- When advised by authorities
- If hazardous materials are released into the atmosphere.
- (Chemical, radiological or biological contaminants can be accidentally or intentionally
released into the environment)
- Tornado warning
- Severe Storm Warning
What should you do?
- Seal the room: cover and lock all doors, windows, and vents with plastic sheeting and duct
- Take your emergency supply kit
- Listen to the radio or check the Internet for updates