All types of chemicals are riding down our highways and railroads—ant killer, anti-freeze, shower cleaner and even biological and nuclear waste. Most of the time, chemicals arrive safely at their intended destinations. But once in a while, accidents happen. That’s why it’s important to have a plan in mind and be ready to act instinctively.
Preparing for a Transportation Emergency
- Stay aware of your surroundings
- Prepare to use your senses to help you decide how to act
- Do you see a gas cloud?
- Smell a sharp odor?
- Hear an explosion?
- Follow directions from officials about sheltering-in-place or evacuating