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Shelter in Place

Melanie hiding


When
: You receive an OU Alert to shelter-in-place.

Actions:

GET OUT, HIDE OUT, TAKE OUT!

Depending on the situation run away, or hide where you are, under furniture, lock or barricade doors; turn off lights, silence electronic devices; remain quiet and stay vigilant. As a last resort fight to defend yourself.

Call 911 if you have information for the police and it is safe to make a call.

Warn others if possible.

Wait for official notice to resume normal activities.

Evacuate

Fire evac photo


When
: You receive an OU Alert that there is danger inside or near the building or the fire alarm activates.

Actions:

Leave the building - do not use elevators.

Know at least two ways out of the building.

Assist those that may need help.

Proceed to the emergency assembly area for your building.

Notify first responders if anyone is left in the building.

Wait for official notice before attempting to re-enter the building.

Seek Refuge

tornado


When
: You receive OU Alert to seek refuge or tornado sirens signal severe weather.

Actions:

Seek refuge inside a building and remain there.

Look for severe weather refuge maps by entrances and elevators in OU buildings; or

Go to the lowest level of the building, interior rooms or hallways and away from doors and windows.

GET IN, GET DOWN, COVER UP!

Do Not seek refuge in a car.

If No structure is available lie flat on the ground and cover head with hands and arms.

Do Not seek refuge under a bridge or overpass.

Wait for official notice to resume normal activities