What to Do if You are Not at
If you are not at home and a hazardous chemical emergency
should occur, follow the same steps that are appropriate to
take Shelter in Place. Follow
them at your office, a shopping mall, or at a school.
Even if you are in your car, just make sure you have all
outside vents, windows and doors closed when you Shelter in
Place in your vehicle. Never attempt to drive through a gas
cloud. Turn on your radio and listen to further instructions.
If you are outside when you detect an emergency, cover your
nose and mouth with a handkerchief or cloth. Remember that
the chemical is moving with the wind. Don't walk into it
or with it. You should move crosswind with the wind at your
side. Find shelter as soon as possible. Go inside. Stay
inside. And follow the Shelter in Place procedure.
Whether it's a fire, an earthquake or hazardous chemical
emergencies, contact your Whatcom County Division of Emergency
Management at (360) 676-6681.