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Evacuation or shelter in-situ | What happens in an emergency | Birmingham City Council

Tributes paid after death of the Duke of Edinburgh

Cllr Mohammed Azim, Lord Mayor of Birmingham, has commented following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. Full details of Birmingham's response

Evacuation or shelter in-situ

In some circumstances, taking shelter in your own home/office (shelter in-situ), closing windows and turning off air conditioning etc. may be a safe option. Alternatively, evacuation from your home/office may be necessary.

The decision to shelter in-situ or to evacuate will be made by the agencies responding to the emergency and will be based on a risk assessment of the nature of the emergency and the environment at the time.

You will be informed of what you need to do via a number of channels that may include local radio, social media, public address systems or having someone knocking on your door.