During the recent shooting at the Navy Yard in our nation’s capitol, the powers that be decided to order the occupants of the building to stay where they are- to “shelter in place.” What this means is that the police want you to lock the door, and pray that they don’t have blasters.
Shelter in place is not put into motion for the benefit of the people
being sheltered. Primarily, it benefits the people who are charged with
controlling the disaster, who do not need large numbers of people
underfoot, getting in the way of rescue efforts.
I posted on this three years ago, and how this strategy cost many live on 9/11. Don’t listen to authorities if your hindbrain is telling you to run- run. The powers that be care only about resolving the incident, not about any individual in it.