Staying put
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Staying put
Staying put

If you are asked to stay put

Right in the building where you are:

  • Follow the authorities' instructions.
  • Shut the doors and windows.
  • Watch for the news on the radio, TV or Internet. Follow the instructions you are given.

If the situation calls for it:

  • Seal the doors and windows with plasticized adhesive tape or damp rags.
  • Shut off all systems that are connected to outside air (air exchanger, air conditioner, heat pumps, kitchen hutches, dryers, etc.).
  • Plug these systems' access to outside air with damp rags or cloth to prevent toxic gases from entering your home.

Source: En situation d'urgence, savez-vous quoi faire? brochure by Quebec's ministère de la Sécurité publique.

About Gatineau

Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 285,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.

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