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Shelter in Place Instructions

Some emergencies may involve the release of some form of chemical, biological radiological or nuclear materials. In such a circumstance, you may be required to stay right where you are. It may be that the particular circumstances make that safer for you and emergency personnel than evacuating you immediately to a different location.

During an emergency, you will hear an official media release regarding the incident, and should you hear that people in your area apprised of the Order to Shelter in Place, that means that you should:

If you are sheltering in place, DO NOT: You should always try to have enough emergency supplies on hand to last you and your family for 72 hours. Check out the Grab'n'Go article, or visit Emergency Management BC website for further information on home emergency supplies.

For further information on Emergency Planning & Preparedness please contact:
Transit and Emergency Planning Department
250-390-6565 | toll free at 1-877-607-4111 | e-mail: emergencyplanning@rdn.bc.ca
Last Modified:  Jan 13, 2017
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