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Hazardous Materials: What You Need to Know

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

What to do Before a Hazardous Materials Incident

Many communities have Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) whose responsibilities include collecting information about hazardous materials in the community and making this information available to the public upon request.

The LEPCs also are tasked with developing an emergency plan to prepare for and respond to chemical emergencies in the community. Ways the public will be notified and actions the public must take in the event of a release are part of the plan.

Contact the LEPCs to find out more about chemical hazards and what needs to be done to minimize the risk to individuals and the community from these materials.

Your local emergency management office can provide contact information on the LEPCs. Find your state office or agency of emergency management

You should add the following supplies to your disaster kit:

• Plastic sheeting
• Duct tape
• Scissors

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