Stay Tuned to the Hazards Weather Radio, Local television, or Local Radio
Since each hazardous materials incident is truly unique, there aren't any hard-and-fast rules for how to react. As a citizen you want to stay informed of the situation by listening for instructions from local emergency services given over the Emergency Alert System (EAS), which includes NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio, Bresnan cable television, 95.3 FM KZJH, and 96.9 FM KMTN.
Have Materials Ready to Shelter in Place
With many hazardous materials incidents, the safest place for the public is in their homes. This reduces exposure to harmful chemicals and decreases the number of people that need to go through extensive decontamination. It has been found that a well-weatherproofed home is actually the best defense against any type of hazardous substance outside. Depending on the incident, you may be asked to take further precautions.