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Chemical or Biological

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Emergency Management Plan

It is highly unlikely that this area would be prime target for such an event. However, here are some things you should know or consider:

  • Stay Calm.
  • Realize that the public health and medical communities have already initiated a state of enhanced alert to quickly identify and confirm unusual outbreaks of illness or disease.
  • Report any unusual medical symptoms to your physician.
  • Remain patient - the plan is to investigate, not speculate. The nature of the problem will dictate response.
  • Remain confident - the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a stockpile of pharmaceuticals and can respond within 12 hours anywhere in the country.

Shelter in Place

One of the basic instructions you may be given in a chemical incident is to shelter in place. This is a precaution to keep you and your family safe while remaining indoors. If this should occur, you should be prepared to do the following:

  • Close all windows in your home.
  • Turn off all fans, heating and air conditioning systems.
  • Close the fireplace damper.
  • Go to an above ground room (not the basement) with the fewest windows and doors.
  • Take your family emergency kit with you.
  • Wet some towels and jam them in the crack under the doors.
  • Apply duct tape around doors and windows, exhaust fans or vents. Use plastic bags to cover windows, outlets and heat registers.
  • Plastic bags can also be used for sanitation.
  • Stay in the selected room and listen to the radio until you are instructed that all is safe.
  • Do not use the telephone to call officials or 9-1-1 centers unless you have a emergency.