TO DO IN A CHEMICAL EMERGENCY?
the event a chemical emergency occurs in your neighborhood
from a factory or transportation source that poses a danger,
you will be notified by local officials using a combination
of emergency alerting systems and possibly by door-to-door
notification as well.
will normally be advised to seek shelter in a building, house
or vehicle. Only in exceptional circumstances will you be
advised to evacuate.
TO DO IF YOU KNOW THERE IS A RELEASE AND IT’S COMING
should be prepared to shelter-in-place or to evacuate if so
directed by local officials.
have shown that even poorly sealed buildings provide some
protection from a serious amount of gas entering the building.
Those results indicate that if you are outside, you should
go in your house, building, or get in your automobile.
you feel that fumes are entering the building, place a wet
cloth or towel over your nose and mouth which will act as
a filter and may offer some additional protection.
any case, staying inside is safer than trying to outrun a
you are outside and can’t possibly get inside, move
cross wind (in a direction so the wind is blowing from you
left to right or vice versa, but not into your face or from
behind). This offers the best advantage for getting out of
the path of the release.
case, remain calm and wait until you receive additional instructions
before taking any further action.
IF YOU ARE TOLD TO SHELTER-IN-PLACE?
should protect yourself inside your house or some other building.
If your children are in school, they will be protected by
school officials. Take these steps to protect yourself:
inside and stay there, until informed that you can leave
all doors and windows.
off heating, cooling, or ventilation systems.
not use fireplaces. Put out the fire and close the dampers.
to radio station CBC FM 99.1, AM 680 News and your cable
television for further information.
not use your telephone unless absolutely necessary, as we
may need to contact you with emergency information.
IF YOU ARE TOLD TO EVACUATE?
the unlikely event that you are told to evacuate as the result
of a chemical emergency, you should move as soon as possible
to the location designated by local officials. Follow these
as calm as you can.
and pack only what you and your family will need the most.
Try to include these items:
dentures, prescription drugs, other important medicines
and a first aid kit.
radio and flashlight.
and credit cards.
license or identification.
as you leave to do the following:
1. Turn off the lights, appliances, and heating, cooling or
2. Leave your refrigerator/freezer on.
3. Lock your house.
not go to your children’s school to pick them up.
That could delay their move to a safer place. School officials
will take special care of your children.
not try to call your children’s school. If
there is an emergency, the telephone lines will be needed
for official business.
not use your telephone unless you or someone you
know is injured or too sick to do what is needed. If you
must use the telephone, keep the call short, since lines
must be kept clear for official use.
only one vehicle for your family. If you have room,
please check to see if any neighbours need a ride.
your car windows and air vents closed. Listen to radio station
CBC FM 99.1 or AM 680 News for reports and other information.
not worry about the property you have left.
you need a ride, try to go with a neighbour, friend or relative.
the children have to leave their schools for a safer place,
their teachers will take them to a designated place. You
will also be told by radio or television where to pick up
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