WAIT TO ENTER DAMAGED BUILDINGS

Stay out of all damaged structures until local emergency officials have expressed that it’s safe to enter.

 

proper-clothsWEAR PROPER SHOES AND CLOTHING

Wear long sleeves and pants – as well as gloves and work boots or sturdy shoes – to avoid injuries from stray nails and other hazardous debris. Wear protective clothing if available.

 

gasSHUT OFF GAS AND ELECTRICAL POWER

If you suspect that there is damage to your home, shut off electrical power, natural gas and propane tanks to prevent fire, electrocution and explosions. Use battery-powered flashlights to see in the dark. Don’t use candles.

 

spillsCLEAN UP HOUSEHOLD SPILLS

Immediately clean up any household spills that may pose a hazard – including medicines, bleaches, gasoline and other flammable liquids. Inform local authorities and call a trained professional to clean up chemicals and other potentially dangerous spills.

 

power

STAY AWAY FROM POWER LINES

Stay away from downed power lines, and report them to the police and your utility company as soon as possible.

 


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