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If told to take shelter:
An important response to any emergency is to remain calm. DO NOT panic! Notification provides time to respond properly. Shelter livestock and pets. Provide them stored feed and water. Store water for drinking and cooking. Stay indoors. The best source of information and instruction is through your local EAS radio or television station. Close all doors, windows, and vents. Turn off all fans, air conditioners, and ventilating systems which draw air from the outside. lf you must go outdoors, limit time spent outside. While outdoors, cover your nose and mouth with a damp cloth or towel. When returning indoors, leave outer clothing outside. Wash any part of your body not covered by garments with soap and water. Children in affected schools will receive proper care through the schools' emergency procedures. Parents should not attempt to pick them up unless so advised.

Put the green "WE HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED" card you received in the Davis-Besse calendar in a window facing the street.  If you do not have a card, tie a towel to your door or mailbox. This tells emergency workers going door to-door that you know about the emergency and do not need assistance. If you need assistance, DO NOT use the green card. As a precaution, do not harvest produce once the announcement to shelter has been made. Produce already in your home or business is safe to eat.

If told to evacuate:
Prepare your home for a three-day absence. Turn off small appliances and faucets. Turn down the furnace, if it is on. Be sure all air conditioners and fans are off. Lock windows and doors. Gather the people in your home. Do not try to pickup children or relatives in affected schools, hospitals, or nursing homes. Such facilities have their own evacuation procedures.

Use the same "WE HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED" procedure as outlined above. If you have special needs and have notified officials, services will be provided. If you have not told officials, DO NOT place the green card in the window. An emergency worker will come to your door and provide assistance.Guide animals are permitted at reception and care centers. Remember to take supplies for your guide animal. Pets are not accepted at reception and care centers. Shelter pets at home with adequate food and water, or be prepared to leave pets in your car.Leave your home when advised.Use one car per family. Close car windows and vents. Listen to local EAS stations for traffic information. Proceed to your assigned reception center. Law enforcement officials will control traffic, provide security and limit access to evacuated areas.