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Emergency Preparedness Quick Tips

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Fire

Pull the fire alarm. Leave the building. Call Campus Emergency 301-405-3333.

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Tornado

Go to an enclosed, windowless space or designated tornado shelter. Get under a table or heavy furniture. Wait for the all clear.

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Earthquake

Outside: Move to an open area.

Inside: Get under sturdy furniture and hold on or crouch in a doorway and protect your head.

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Flash Flood

Seek higher ground. Don't walk or drive through rising water.

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Hurricane

Prepare food and water. Stay low and away from windows and glass doors.

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Winter Weather

Stay home. Don't drive.

If you must go outside, dress in layers. Change wet clothes. Watch for hypothermia.

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Power Outage

Keep a supply kit, including flashlight and batteries. Report the outage. Unplug equipment; keep fridge closed. Have a plan for replacing medication/medical applications.

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Other Resources

Get to know resources at the University of Maryland to help prepare for and manage emergencies.

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