Chemical Hazard

While communities with chemical manufacturing plants are most at risk, hazardous materials are transported on our roadways, railways, and waterways daily, therefore all areas are considered vulnerable to an accident. Contact the City of Goose Creek Fire Department at 843-553-8350, for additional information about hazardous materials and community response plans.

Preparation
  • Be ready to evacuate
  • Plan several evacuation routes out of the area
  • Have disaster supplies on hand
    • Flashlight
    • Portable, battery-operated radio
    • Extra batteries
    • First aid kit and manual
    • Prescriptions and medicine
    • Emergency food and water
    • Cash and credit cards
    • Sturdy shoes
Emergency Communications Plan
Develop an emergency communications plan, in case family members are separated from one another during a disaster.
  • Have a plan for getting back together
  • Ask an out-of-state relative or friend to serve as the "family contact." After a disaster, it's often easier to call long distance
  • Make sure everyone in the family knows the name, address, and phone number of the outside-of-area contact person
  • If you hear a siren or warning signal, turn on a radio or television for further emergency information
  • You may be asked to shelter in place
Evacuation
If asked to evacuate:
  • Pay attention to radio and television broadcasts for information on evacuation routes and temporary shelters
  • Leave at once, using the routes recommended by authorities - shortcuts may not be safe
  • Try to assist neighbors who are disabled or have no transportation
  • If there is time, minimize the contamination of your home:
    • Close windows
    • Shut vents
    • Turn attic fans off