Shelter-In-Place Guide - How to Evacuate

How to Evacuate:

Should emergency response personnel deem it safe to evacuate an area affected by a hazard you may receive notice to evacuate and instructions from an emergency responder by telephone, media announcements or a loud hailer.

In the unlikely event that you receive a notification from response personnel asking you to evacuate a list of suggested actions are provided below.

  1. Prepare to evacuate:
    • Shut off water, gas and electricity if there is time to do so and you are familiar with these actions.
    • Know the location of the of the reception centre, a safe place that is established for evacuees during and emergency situation.
    • Make arrangements for pets.
    • Follow the instructions of the authorities.
    • Try to keep the telephone line free for further notification from authorities.
    • Avoid phoning neighbours as it might tie up their telephone line when the authorities attempt to notify them.
  2. Vacate your home when advised to do so by the authorities.
  3. Notify a primary contact of your location and condition if necessary.
  4. Lock your house.
  5. Wear protective clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
  6. If you are not going to the reception centre, notify the appropriate authorities so that they can account for you and do not assume that you need evacuation assistance.
  7. Contact the appropriate authorities if you require evacuation assistance.
  8. Follow the route to the reception centre provided by emergency response personnel.
  9. If you have a personal emergency supply kit, bring it with you to the reception centre.

For further information please contact Caliber Planning.

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