must leave your home
If you are forced to leave your home due to a natural or man made
disaster here are recommended steps to take before doing so.
- Make sure gas stoves are turned off before you leave.
- If you leave your house for an alternative shelter during the
winter, leave a faucet on at
the end of your water service line so a trickle of water is coming out of the faucet. This
should prevent your water line from freezing.
- If you leave your house, remember to take any medications or special diet
supplements with you.
- If you know of people that are out of town during a natural gas
evacuation, please contact the local authorities. These homes need to be checked for pets,
- If you leave your home, be sure and let relatives know where you are
For more information, contact your local utility or
Local Public Health Department.
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Last Revised: March 27, 2013