Shelter-In-Place

Protection Against Chemical, Biological or Radioactive Materials


During a major emergency or disaster involving the release of chemicals, biological agents, or radioactive materials you may be directed to shelter-in-place by public safety officials instead of evacuating. You might be required to shelter in your home, school, business, or public building, and you should know some basic precautions to take. Sheltering-in-place offers you and your family a quick means of protection against the hazard outside your home.

If you are directed to shelter-in-place:
  1. Bring your family and pets indoors immediately
  2. Close all doors and windows
  3. Turn off heating and cooling systems and fans that may bring deadly air into your home

Follow the links below to learn more about sheltering-in-place and the things you can do to be prepared now.

Useful Resources