If a chemical or nuclear disaster occurs, your safest option would likely be to shelter in place. This means staying put until the threat passes or evacuating is safe.
– Also close fireplace and wood stove dampers. – Tape a sign on an inside window letting first responders know you are inside.
– Shut off auto settings on furnaces so they stay off.
– For nuclear disasters, this should be your basement. – For chemical disasters, an above- ground room is preferred because some chemicals are heavier than air and will sink. – Keep emergency supplies here.
– Tape plastic sheeting over all windows, doors, air vents, outlets, phone jacks, or anything else which could allow air into the room. – Put damp roll-up towels under door cracks.