|Franklin County Emergency
If You Are Asked To Shelter-In-Place:
Make sure you are in the area that is being asked to shelter-in-place.
Stay inside until county officials tell you it is safe to go out, or until
they ask you to evacuate.
Close all windows, doors and vents, including dryer vents.
Turn off all sources of outside air, including fireplace dampers and heating
or cooling units.
If you have these materials and supplies, collect them to help you shelter
in place-scissors, tape, plastic sheeting, towels (to put under doors),
radio, flashlight, snack foods, and games and books.
Seal electrical outlets with heavy tape, as well as other cracks and openings
for utility lines, such as cable TV.
Bring pets inside
and keep them inside.
Pick a "shelter room" to stay in. It should have no outside door and as
few windows as possible.
Seal the doors, windows, heating vents and any other openings in your shelter
room with tape and plastic sheeting. Place a damp towel at the base of
minimum shelter in place kit
As a last-minute
preparation for sheltering in place, quickly gather as many of the following
items as you can.
To help you prepare
ahead of time, the contents of a complete disaster kit are listed in the
Family Emergency Preparedness Plan, available through Franklin County
Emergency Management, the
Red Cross Family Disaster Plan, and
Federal Emergency Management Agency.
towels (to put under
games and books