Shelter in place is an alternative to evacuation when:
* There is not enough time to safely evacuate the public at risk
* Residents are waiting for evacuation assistance
* There is a chemical release of limited duration (e.g. a release of sour gas due to a pipeline rupture)
* The public would be at higher risk if evacuated
If you are advised to shelter in place, listen to the radio and/or watch the television for instructions from emergency officials.
In a building with a Shelter-in-Place team, follow the instructions of the team members.