The motto to remember in the event of an incident is Go in, Stay In, Tune in with the official advice being to;
- Go inside a safe building
- Stay inside until you are advised to do otherwise
- Tune in to a local radio or TV station for more information
If you are told to stay indoors
- Keep all doors and windows closed
- Move away from windows
- Do turn air conditioning OFF
- Do use your emergency pack / supplies
- Do tune in to a local radio station to keep informed
- Stay close to a telephone – remember mobile networks may be jammed or downIn the unlikely event of a major incident / emergency occurring in your area, It may be decided that it is unsafe for you to remain at home. You may be evacuated to a safe distance.
If evacuation occurs on a large scale, Ashfield District Council will provide temporary, emergency rest centres but you may want to consider now where you might go instead. You may prefer to go to a friend or relative that lives out of the area.
Consider ICE ing your mobile! Type ICE – In Case of Emergency and then a contact name and number into your mobile so the Emergency Services know who to contact In Case of Emergency