Shelter in Place Nora Roberts
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
What does it mean to Shelter-in-Place?* You may be instructed to shelter-in-place in the event of a hazardous materials release. Chemical, biological, or radiological contaminants may be released accidentally or intentionally into the environment. In these situations, you may be advised to shelter-in-place. In many types of public health emergencies, the safest thing to do is simply to stay indoors. Shelter-in-Place is a standard protective action utilized in Emergency Management. The following steps will help maximize your protection: Close and lock all windows and exterior doors. If the air is unsafe because of hazardous chemicals, radiation, or a spray (aerosol) release of a biological agent, local authorities may advise you to "shelter in place," which limits your exposure to the outside air. If you are advised by the Town of Saugeen Shores' Emergency Officials to “shelter-in-place”, you must remain inside your home or office and protect yourself there. Shelter-in-place means to stay indoors, whether in your home, school, business or public buildings. You may not always need to evacuate during a major emergency or terrorist attack, as leaving the building may put you at greater risk. 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.