Tip of the Month
National Preparedness Month - Tip 4: During an Event - Do I Stay or Do I Go?
September 22, 2011 — You can see some incidents coming, but others happen with no warning. In either circumstance, you have to decide what to do. Follow these steps when confronted with a potential emergency:
Assess the situation
Watch and listen for instructions
Shelter in Place = Stay
Evacuate = Go
In the absence of instructions, use your best judgment
Decide to Stay
Decide to Go
When you are safe, let someone know you are OK
Accurate information about impending or actual emergencies can literally mean the difference between life and death. Keep informed through local media (TV and radio) stations and websites, especially for weather incidents, and rely on the University of Virginia home page for official information on any emergency affecting Grounds. Take steps now to be sure you can stay informed. Have a battery operated or crank radio ready to use, and a crank mobile phone charger so you can keep in touch with your loved ones.
September is National Preparedness Month, so think about other ways you can get engaged. Look for a safety tip every Thursday throughout the month and check out these local emergency-related clubs.
- Plan to Stay in Touch
- Get an Emergency Go Bag
- Hoo's Ready? Are You Really?
- Flood Preparedness
- Extreme Heat
- Road Trip Preparedness
- Sexual Assault Prevention
- Yes Virginia, We Have Tornadoes
- Break Smart
- See Something, Say Something
- Winter Preparedness
- Community Challenge - Three Basic Actions
- Cybersecurity - Our Shared Responsibility
- Text First, Talk Second
- It's in the Bag
- Sun Tricks
- Dating & Domestic Violence: Truths and Myths
- 'How Not to Get Hit by Cars' Part 2 – Pedestrian Safety
- Bike Safety, or 'How Not to Get Hit by Cars'
- Power Outages - Welcome to the Dark Side
- Get Out and Stay Alive
- Winter Can Be Mighty Frightful
- Lock Up Your Stuff
- Cyber Security - Are You Protected
- Hoo's Ready...Are You Really?
- Too Hot to Handle
- Travel Safety
- Power Outages
- Emergency Information Sources
- Communications Plan
- In Case of Emergency (ICE)
- Are you Ready?
- Football Safety
- Personal Safety
- Cyber Security
- Fire Safety
- Severe Winter Weather