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Explosions may be accidental or deliberate and can be caused by chemicals, natural gas, propane, high pressure steam or an explosive device.

If you see/hear an explosion:

  • Call 911
  • Be prepared for possible further explosions.
  • Leave the area, if possible.
  • If unable to leave, take cover under a table or desk or in a windowless interior room, such as a restroom.
  • Stay away from windows, mirrors, overhead fixtures, filing cabinets, bookcases, heavy objects, and electrical equipment.
  • If evacuation is ordered, proceed to the appropriate assembly area.
  • Do not move seriously injured persons unless they are in obvious, immediate danger.
  • Open doors carefully.  Watch for falling objects.
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Do not use matches or lighters.
  • Do not spread rumors.
  • Be prepared for fire or power failure to follow explosions.

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