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Shelter in Place


Facts: Authorities have issued a shelter-in-place order for some parts of Seattle. This means conditions are such that it is safer to stay put and avoid any possible danger outside. Information may not be available early on to provide further details on what is happening.

What to do:

  • Prepare to stay indoors. Bring your family and pets inside. Close and lock doors, windows and fireplace dampers. Place damp towels at door thresholds and other openings where outside drafts can enter.
  • Turn off fans, air conditioning and forced air heating systems.
  • Prepare to improvise and use what you have on hand to seal gaps so that you create a barrier between yourself and outdoor air.
  • Stay sheltered until local authorities say it is safe to leave your home or building.
  • Stay tuned to the radio for updates on emergency information.
  • If you know of someone who is unable to understand, see, or hear this message, please tell them about it.

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