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.
- 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
- Avoid phoning neighbours as it might tie up their telephone line when
the authorities attempt to notify them.
- Vacate your home when advised to do so by the authorities.
- Notify a primary contact of your location and condition if necessary.
- Lock your house.
- Wear protective clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
- 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
- Contact the appropriate authorities if you require evacuation assistance.
- Follow the route to the reception centre provided by emergency response
- If you have a personal emergency supply kit, bring it with you to the
For further information please contact Caliber Planning.