Use telephones, televisions, and radios for receiving instructions or emergency information
The Internet may be a valuable source of information during an emergency.
Depending on your circumstances and the type of emergency, the first important decision is whether you stay put or get away.
You should understand and plan for both possibilities. Use common sense and available information, including what you are learning here, to determine if there is immediate danger.
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In any emergency, local authorities may or may not immediately be able to provide information on what is happening and what you should do. Use available information to assess the situation.
If you see large amounts of debris in the air, or if local authorities say the air is badly contaminated, you may want to "shelter-in-place."
Alarm methods may vary depending on the type of emergency
However, you should watch TV, listen to the radio, or check the Internet often for information or official instructions as it becomes available.
If you are specifically told to evacuate or seek medical treatment, do so immediately.
If you intend to include a shelter-in-place option in your emergency plan, be sure to keep the following in mind: