Where to Go in a Radiation Emergency

If a radiation emergency happens in your area, you should get inside immediately.
No matter where you are, the safest action to take is to: GET INSIDE. STAY INSIDE. STAY TUNED.
Get Inside

Stay Inside

Stay Tuned

  • Close and lock all windows and doors.
  • Go to the basement or the middle of the building. Radioactive material settles on the outside of buildings; so the best thing to do is stay as far away from the walls and roof of the building as you can.
  • If possible, turn off fans, air conditioners, and forced-air heating units that bring air in from the outside. Close fireplace dampers.
  • Bring pets inside.
  • Stay tuned for updated instructions from emergency response officials.
Page last reviewed: February 5, 2020