In-Place Sheltering

Compiled by Dick Oakes

In-place sheltering simply means staying inside your home or business. During an accidental release of toxic chemicals, or emergencies involving hazardous materials where air quality may be threatened, in-place sheltering keeps you inside a protected area and out of danger.

If in-place sheltering is necessary, you will be notified by the "Emergency Alert System." If you are asked to shelter in-place, take the following steps:

If time does not permit you to seal the entire home, close as many internal doors as possible, move to the most central room in your home, and seal that room as above.

It is a good idea to take your 72-Hour Kit with you as you shelter in-place.