Wildfire Evacuation Guide
September 1, 2019
Level 1: READY
- Level 1 means BE READY for potential evacuation. There is a fire in your local area.
- Prepare for any family with special needs, mobile property, and pets or livestock.
- Monitor local social media, news and radio for information.
- Emergency Personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.
Level 2: SET
- Level 2 means to evacuate. You must be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice.
- Level 2 stands for significant danger in your area. Load your (People, Pets, Pills, Photos, Important Papers) and 72-Hour Kit into the car.
- Relocate to a specified shelter (if activated) or with family/friends outside the affected area.
- You MAY have time to gather necessary items, but you must be prepared to leave at a moments notice.
- If you have time, when leaving your home, write EVACUATED on a pillow case and hang it at the end of your driveway.
- THIS MAY BE THE ONLY NOTICE.
Level 3: GO
- Level 3 means GO, evacuate NOW. Leave immediately.
- The danger in your area is current, and you should evacuate immediately.
- DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home.
- Obey orders of law enforcement and fire department officials. Drive calmly and with special attention to emergency vehicles.
- Do not block access to roadways for emergency vehicles or other evacuees.
- THIS WILL BE THE LAST NOTICE YOU WILL RECEIVE.
Source: Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office