Mise à l'abri

This is a precaution to ensure that you remain safe by staying inside your home.


At home

  • Close all windows and outside doors;
  • Switch all ventilation, heating and air-conditioning systems off;
  • Shut off the flow of external air to your chimney;
  • Listen to the media (radio, TV) and follow the authorities' recommendations (Mayor, Governor, Minister) via the media and the Internet;
  • Bring your pets indoors.


In the car


  • If you are close to home, your workplace or a public building, immediately go inside. Follow the same recommendations set out above;
  • If you cannot enter the nearest building, park your vehicle in a safe place (upwind);
  • Stop the engine, close the windows and turn off the air conditioning to prevent air coming into your vehicle;
  • Listen to the radio to follow the recommendations of the authorities;
  • Stay where you are until the authorities give you permission to leave again. Consider traffic (detours, road closures, ...): follow the instructions of the police.


Based on the scale of the emergency, in a second phase the authorities may request you to evacuate.

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