FEMA releases shelter-in-place guidance

FEMA released shelter-in-place pictogram guidance for 10 hazards and three building types. The pictograms provide clear, visual guidance to the public on shelter-in-place actions, classified by hazard and building type, to ensure the public takes effective protective actions when instructed to shelter-in-place during emergencies. The guidance provides recommended interior locations for specific hazards, additional actions for protection, and the recommended duration for staying sheltered-in-place. The ten hazards are: active shooter, chemical hazard, earthquake, flooding/flash flooding, hurricane, nuclear/radiological hazards, pandemic, thunderstorm, tornado, and winter storm. The three types of buildings are: manufactured or mobile home; one- or two-story buildings; multistory buildings. The shelter-in-place pictograms can be used by community partners in multiple communication channels, such as posters, websites, just-in-time social media posts and emergency managers for Integrated Public Alert & Warning System messages.

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