General advice on actions to be taken during these type of incidents:

  • Stay indoors until you are advised to leave by the Emergency Services. Bring pets indoors.
  • Close all doors and windows and block obvious vents (remember to unblock before switching equipment on again).
  • Tune into local radio and/or television and listen for local announcements.
  • Switch off air conditioning, ventilation units and fans.
  • Extinguish all naked flames.
  • Be prepared you may need to be evacuated, get an overnight bag ready.
  • Keep telephone calls to a minimum to avoid overloading the system.
  • Do not collect children from school unless instructed to do so as they will be looked after