Sheltering in Place
If you are advised to shelter-in-place by local news, please follow these instructions:
- Bring everyone inside (including pets).
- Close all doors and windows.
- Turn off and close all ventilation systems, including:
- Air conditioning Attic & exhaust fans
- Fireplace dampers
When the outside air is no longer dangerous, an Emergency Alert System message will be released ending the shelter-in-place. Do not re-open the ventilation in your building or home until you receive the Emergency Alert System message.
Shelters may open for individuals who cannot return home because of a shelter-in-place. If you are affected in this manner, please listen to Emergency Alert System stations for a list of open shelters, or go to the home of a friend or relative outside the area of concern.