During an emergency, you may be asked to evacuate (leave your home). You may have hours or just minutes to get out. Pay attention to local alerts, and know what to expect if evacuation orders are issued.



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You may receive an evacuation alert by phone, cell, or email. If you don’t have cell service in your area, keep your AM/FM radio or television on when risks are high, such as during wildfire weather. Make sure you understand what each evacuation level means. If you are quarantining or isolating due to COVID-19, please take precautions. 

Some of Us Need Extra Time to Evacuate

People who need...

  • Hearing or vision assistance
  • Medication or medical devices
  • Translation or interpretation services
  • Public transportation
  • Help from a caretaker

People who are responsible for...

  • Infants or Children
  • A person with physical challenges
  • Someone with physical, behavioral, or cognitive health issues
  • Pets or livestock




Assess Your Risk 

If you have a reason to leave early, do it! You do not need to wait for an evacuation notice.


Have an emergency plan and know where to go. Monitor possible evacuation routes. Use Google Maps, Oregon Trip Check, and Washington Trip Check. Plan to stay with family or friends if possible. Call 2-1-1 or visit 211info.org if you need emergency shelter. Identify two ways to get to your destination. Text or email friends and family to let them know your plans. Gather the most essential supplies for comfort and safety. See the list below and visit PublicAlerts.org for a full emergency supply list

Stay Informed

Monitor the Wildfire 2022 page for information about the current situation. Monitor local city and county websites and social media. Keep your TV or radio on. If you have children, try to limit their exposure to the news. 

Keep Everyone (Including Animals) Nearby

If you have livestock, bring identification, testing, and vaccination paperwork with you, especially if you might cross state lines. 

Talk to Neighbors

Ask for help if you need it. Offer help if you can provide it. Check with anyone who may need extra assistance. Don’t assume everyone is okay. 



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Stay Alert

Conditions can change very quickly and become extremely dangerous. 

Consider Leaving Now

There is significant danger in your area. Voluntary evacuation is recommended. This is especially important if you cannot leave quickly and need extra time.

This May Be the Only Notice You Receive

Emergency responders cannot guarantee that they will be able to reach you again if the conditions get worse. Be alert, stay informed, and keep monitoring websites, social media, radio, and TV. 

If You Decide to Stay

Be ready to leave at a moment’s notice. Go immediately if you don’t feel safe. 

If You Are Evacuating Due to Wildfire

Cover up to protect against heat and flying embers (100% cotton is preferable). Wear long pants, long sleeve shirt, heavy shoes/boots, cap, dry bandanna for face cover, and goggles or glasses.



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Leave Right Now! Danger is Very Close

Follow instructions from local authorities. Follow your personal emergency plan to connect with loved ones. 

Do Not Delay

Do not stop to gather your belongings or try to save your home.

This May Be Your Last Warning

Emergency responders may not be able to assist you if you stay and are in immediate danger.

Do Not Return Until Public Officials Tell You It Is Safe 

Visit the Wildfire 2022 for info about returning home safely and accessing recovery assistance.