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Protective Actions Fact Sheet
Shelter In Place

A "Shelter in Place" order given by either local or State government means that citizens within the affected area should take the following protective measures.

Go indoors, close all windows and doors.

Turn off all sources of outside air

Air conditioners

Ventilation fans/ducts.

Remain indoors until notified that it is safe to move outdoors.

Stay tuned to your local radio/television station to receive official notices.

Limit telephone usage for emergency calls only. This is to prevent the telephone lines from being overloaded with non-emergency calls.

IF YOU MUST BE OUTDOORS

Protect your breathing by covering your mouth and nose with a cloth or handkerchief.

EVACUATE

An order to evacuate given by local or State government means that citizens within the evacuation area should take the following protective measures.

Pack only what you need most;

Clothes

Prescription medication

Baby supplies

Portable radio

Checkbook and credit cards

Cash

Lock your house, turn off all lights and household appliances.

Monitor local radio and television for instructions to the evacuation center.

Follow all instructions given by local and State authorities.

An evacuation may last only a few hours, or many days. Be sure to bring the necessities for at least 72 hours.

 Related Information
FEMA
Parish Emergency Preparedness Office Phone Numbers
Disaster Supply Kit
Evacuation Routes

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