Information -- Routes and Instructions
government officials have designated Newberry High School as the
area for evacuees. Other places could be selected if warranted.
population will be instructed on where to go and the best routes to
leave the area. Detailed evacuation routes are described for the VC
Summer Plant in the calendar that is mailed to residents of the emergency
planning zone each year.
enforcement and traffic control will be dispatched to predetermined
locations along evacuation routes. Evacuees will be directed out of
the 10-mile Emergency to Newberry High School or an alternate location.
an evacuation is recommended, drive to the Newberry High School or
the reception center announced over the local EAS radio station.
Listen to the station for any changes as you drive. Adhere to the
speed limits on the highways.
normally would be ordered only if large amounts of radioactive
materials are expected to escape over a long period of time. Such
action would most likely be ordered as a precaution. In the unlikely
event that an emergency evacuation is required, special instructions
will be given on your EAS radio and television stations.
an evacuation is ordered, remain calm. There is adequate time for an
orderly response. You are far more likely to be hurt acting in
unnecessary haste than you are by radiation.
clothing, toilet articles, necessary medications, important papers
and valuables (money, credit cards, jewelry, etc.). You may also have
use for other supplies such as sleeping bags, a portable radio,
flashlight and batteries.
phone lines open for emergency use.
leaving your home, shut off water, gas, lights and appliances.
pets and livestock, providing them with food and water where
possible. Inform personnel at the Reception Center that pets or
livestock are at your residence.
friends and neighbors without transportation.
If you do not have your own transportation, make plans to ride with a
neighbor. If you do not have transportation, let the local Public
know now so that it can be furnished for you and your family in the
event of an emergency.
evacuating, keep car windows and vents closed and air conditioners
directly to your local designated reception Center.
safely. Stay tuned to your EAS
radio station for further information.
You Have Been Notified
you have a color printer, print off this "We
have been notified"
sheet. Put this notice in your window or door facing the street or
road when you leave your home or business. If you cannot print the
notice, tie a towel to your door or mailbox. This tells emergency
workers going door-to-door that you know about the emergency.
for the Elderly or Disabled
you have a special need for emergency notification, or if elderly or
disabled persons require special care, special transportation or
another form of assistance, contact the Newberry
County Department of Public Safety (803)321-2135C
now, so that arrangements can be made in advance.