HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENTS
Before an Incident
  • Be prepared to evacuate. An evacuation could last for a
    few hours or several days
  • Be prepared to shelter-in-place
  • Keep your 72-hour kits updated

During an Incident
  • Stay away from the incident to minimize the risk of
    contamination
  • Remain uphill and upwind from the source of the
    hazardous materials
  • If asked to evacuate your home, do so immediately
  • Shelter-in-place if requested to stay indoors
  • Schools may institute shelter-in-place procedures if there
    is a hazardous materials incident. If so, you will probably
    not be able to drive to the school to pick up your children.
    Follow the directions of your local emergency officials
  • Avoid contact with spilled liquids, air-borne mists or
    condensed solid chemical deposits

After an Incident
  • Do not return home until you are told it is safe
  • When you get home, open windows, vents and turn on
    fans to ventilate your house
  • Find out from local authorities how to clean up your land
    and property
  • Report any lingering vapors or hazards
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