If you evacuate from a danger zone (because of building safety, danger from avalanches, or other natural disasters, or a larger area based on the decision of the government), take the following actions:

  • Safeguard your house and take along
    essentials like: 

    • Medical supplies. 
    • Children’s items. 
    • Put valuables in a safe place or bring them along. 
    • Take measures to insure that food will not be spoiled. 
    • Close windows and doors. 
    • Evaluate if the water and electricity should be shut off.  If you decide to leave electricity on, keep lights on in the front hall and by the front door.  Remember to dress appropriately for the weather conditions. 
    • Leave in accordance with the given instructions and follow the line of traffic. Drive with utmost care.   
    • Follow all instructions to the letter. 
    • If you have room in your vehicle, offer rides to evacuees who are fleeing on foot.  
    • Register at the mass casualty centre at the journey’s end. 
    • If you do not have your own transportation, you should go to the nearest mass casualty centre, where transportation can be arranged.  

Those who cannot get out on their own should do the following:

  • Notify the nearest emergency shelter operatated by the Red Cross, or telephone operation centre 112 or seek information on the Civil Protection website . 
  • If the telephones are dead, hang a conspicuous cloth or a flag, out of a window facing the main road.

Information on emergency shelters during disaster

A map for emergency shelters

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