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How should I evacuate?

posted on Sep 3, 2021
  • If you must travel with children, reduce smoke in your vehicle by closing the car windows and using the air conditioning in recirculate mode. 
  • Seek shelter elsewhere such as public cleaner air shelters, libraries, or malls if your family does not have an air conditioner, air cleaner, or if it is too warm in your home to stay inside with the windows closed. Do NOT leave children in vehicles unattended.
  • Move children to an environment with cleaner air, if possible, when smoke levels are high.