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Shelter-In-Place Pre-Planning

It is important that you have a plan for your home or business for sheltering-in-place. Some key steps in this plan are:

  • Know what doors and windows are likely to be open and assign someone to check and close them.
  • Know where the manual vents are and how to close them.
  • Know where forced air heating or cooling controls/power exhaust vents are and how to turn them off.
  • Know what room you will go to and how to seal it. Have a kit prepared for this consisting of such things as plastic sheeting, strong tape, rags, etc.
  • Have a radio (preferably two). One electric and one battery operated in the room you have identified. Know the local news station(s) in the Fargo-Moorhead area and have the station numbers written on tape, attached to the radio.