EPIC Insider - HHS aid for Florida, What to Do in Case of a Radiation Emergency

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October 30, 2018

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In a radiation emergency, get inside, stay inside, and stay tuned.

Get Inside

A nuclear power plant accident, a nuclear explosion, and a dirty bomb are examples of radiation emergencies. If something like this happens, you may be asked to get inside a building and take shelter for a period of time instead of leaving. The walls of your home can block much of the harmful radiation. Because radioactive materials become weaker over time, staying inside for at least 24 hours can protect you and your family until it is safe to leave the area. "Sheltering in place" is getting inside of a building and staying there.


Stay Inside

 Staying inside for at least 24 hours can protect you and your family until it is safe to leave the area. Always listen for additional instructions from emergency officials and radiation experts. Maintaining your overall health is vital while staying inside your shelter. Find out what measures you need to take to stay healthy and recognize any potential health risks or problems


Stay Tuned

 It will be important to stay tuned in once you get inside for updated instructions from emergency response officials. As officials learn more about the emergency, they'll communicate the latest information to the public. Television, radio, and social media are some examples of ways you may receive information.


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