Canadian County LEPC

Emergency preparedness

Prepare for hazards that could affect your area with a Family Disaster Plan.  Where will your family be when disaster strikes: at work, school or in the car?  How will you find each other?  Will you know if your children are safe?

A disaster may force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home.  What would you do if basic services - water, gas, electricity or telephone - were cut off?

In a situation where a serious hazardous chemical spill has quickly caused a toxic atmosphere, it may be more dangerous to go through those toxic vapors or to attempt to outrun them than to stay in an existing structure.

Shelter-in-Place means to get to the inside of a building and remain there during a chemical emergency rather than attempting to evacuate the area. Shelter-in-Place is a viable option for protection against exposure to potentially dangerous airborne chemicals during an emergency