hazardous materials preparedness

Hazardous Materials are transported along our roadways and railways, and are utilized in many industries throughout our community.  Facilities that store and utilize hazardous materials are at an increased risk for impact from natural hazards such as hurricane or earthquake.  During a hazardous materials incident, follow the instruction of local officials.  If you are asked to evacuate, do so immediately.  If you are asked to shelter-in-place, try to prevent the hazard from coming inside by closing ventilation, turning off air conditioning units, close all doors and windows, and seal areas leading outside such as doorways, windows, exhaust fans, and vents.