Q: What should I do in the event of an emergency or disaster?

A: You should:

  • Remain calm, be patient, use common sense, think before you act, and give assistance as needed.
  • Follow the advice of local emergency officials.
  • Closely monitor news reports and emergency alert systems for news and instructions.
  • Keep ready access to your medicines and phone numbers.
  • Avoid crowded public areas.
  • If an attack occurs, stay away from the area.
  • Know where emergency devices are located and the location of at least two emergency exits close to your living/working area.
  • Make sure to have access to an adequate first aid kit.

You should not:

  • Use the telephone (landline or cellular) except to report the emergency situation.
  • Use elevators.
  • Jeopardize your life or the lives of others by attempting to save personal or university property.
  • Light matches or candles or turn on electrical switches.