Security Guidelines

General Advice When An Evacuation Is Ordered

The general steps to take in the event that an evacuation from your house is ordered are as follows:

  • Stay calm. Do not panic.
  • Tune in to the radio or TV for Government or Police advice.
  • Do not pack too much personal belongings. Bring only what is necessary (e.g. medication, milk for toddlers and personal identification documents)
  • Make sure that every single person in the household is safely with you as you evacuate.
  • You should secure your house and leave a note on the door indicating that your unit has been vacated.
  • Do not use the lift as far as possible.
  • Walk quickly without running. Help the elderly, the young and the disabled along the way.
  • Follow the direction of the evacuation marshals to the assembly area.
  • Do not drive your personal vehicle. Transportation for evacuation will be provided if considerable distance has to be covered to reach the assembly area.
  • Call a friend or relative at the earliest possible opportunity to tell them that you are safe.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know that I need to evacuate from my premises if I do not see any disaster myself?

You will be alerted by the authorities (Police or SCDF) through any of the following channels:

  • Police or SCDF Officer informing you personally at your doorstep;
  • Broadcast through loud hailer;
  • Broadcast through available mass media; or
  • Public Warning System;

What should I bring when an evacuation occurs?

Do not pack too much personal belongings. Bring only what is necessary (e.g. medication, milk for baby and personal identification documents).

How do I know where is the assembly area?

There will be evacuation marshals to direct you. Follow the directions given by them and you will be able to reach the assembly area.

Should I use the lift?

Avoid using the lift as far as possible

Can I drive my car to the assembly area if it is too far away from my home?

Do not drive your personal vehicle as transportation for evacuation will be provided if the distance to the assembly area is considerable.

What is the first thing I should do after I leave my home?

You should secure your house and leave a note on the door indicating that your unit has been vacated.

 

Last Updated on 14 September 2017