Eddy County Emergency Management

SHELTER IN PLACE

IN AN EMERGENCY, YOU MAY BE TOLD TO SHELTER IN PLACE.  THIS MEANS YOU SHOULD STAY INDOORS UNTIL AUTOHORITIES TELL YOU IT IS SAFE OR YOU ARE TOLD TO EVACUATE

  • Make sure you have your Go Bag/Emergency Kit. 
  • Select a small, interior room with no or few windows.
  • Close and lock all windows and exterior doors.
  • Turn off all fans, heating and air conditioning systems. Close the fireplace damper.
  • Bring your pet.
  • Use duct tape and plastic sheeting (heavier than food wrap) to seal all cracks around the door and any vents into the room.
  • It is ideal to have a hard-wired telephone in the room you select.  Cellular telephone equipment may be overwhelmed or damaged during an emergency.
  • Listen to your radio or television for further instructions or updates.
  • If you are in your car, close windows and turn off vents and air conditioning.