Shelter-in-place events are usually weather related emergencies. When it is necessary to shelter-in-place, you will be safest by moving inside to a building space that protects you from the danger. DO NOT lock the doors behind you as others may also need to shelter-in-place.
How Do I Shelter-in-Place?
- REMAIN CALM
- Immediately seek shelter inside the closest sturdy building. Do no wait until you physically see a storm or severe weather event to react.
- Resist the temptation to go outside and check the weather condition yourself.
- Once inside, stay away from windows, glass, and unsecured objects that may fall.
- Seek shelter in interior rooms and corridors.
- Avoid large free-standing expanses such as auditoriums or gymnasiums.
- DO NOT use elevators.
- Await further instruction from RAVE and/or emergency personnel.
- DO NOT leave until an "All Clear" is sent by Public Safety.
During a severe storm or tornado, seek shelter on the lowest level possible. If warranted, consider crouching near the floor and seeking additional shelter under a desk or table, or cover your heads with your hands.