This template is meant for non-obvious dangers to life and limb, and should be used sparingly. Appropriate uses include:
- "civil war in this region"
- "devastated by earthquake last week"
- "frequent grizzly bear attacks"
- "death penalty for marijuana possession"
Warningboxes can be used in the immediate aftermath of natural disasters, but should be removed as soon as the destination becomes reachable again (airports open, hotels available, no more plague victims).
Do not use this for minor announcements ("closed for repairs"), minor dangers ("fine for littering", "do not feed the monkeys") or obvious dangers ("do not walk on railway tracks", "do not wander down dark alleys while intoxicated").
If the danger affects the entire region, the warning box can be placed at the very top of the article. If the danger is localized or avoidable, place it under "Stay safe".