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.
GET READY - LEVEL 1
Get Prepared to Evacuate
- Create an emergency plan that includes possible evacuation routes. Make sure everyone knows the plan.
- Stay informed. Monitor emergency websites and local media for information.
- Monitor possible evacuation routes using Google Maps, Oregon Trip Check, and Washington Trip Check.
- Assemble emergency supplies and your most important personal belongings in a safe place. Be sure to include plenty of water. You may be in your car for a while.
- Keep everyone (including pets) nearby and ready to go.
- If wildfire is approaching, follow advice on the Wildfire & Smoke page.
GET SET - LEVEL 2
Be Alert and Consider Leaving Now
- This level indicates significant danger in your area. It's recommended that you voluntarily relocate to a shelter or location outside of the danger zone.
This May Be the Only Notice You Receive
- Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to reach you again if the conditions get worse.
- If you decide to stay, be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.
Consider Your Additional Needs
Some of us have Additional Needs, which can affect our ability to leave quickly. If you have additional needs, you should definitely consider evacuating at this stage. This includes:
Anyone who needs...
- Hearing or vision devices
- Medication or medical devices
- Translation or interpretation services
- Public transportation
- Public assistance for food and health services
- Help from a caretaker
- Regular support from behavior health or medical professionals
Or anyone who is responsible for...
- Infants or small children
- An older adult or someone with physical challenges
- Someone with physical, behavioral, or cognitive health issues
- Pets or livestock
GO - LEVEL 3
- Danger is very close - leave right away.
- Follow your personal emergency plan.
- Do not delay. Do not gather your belongings or try to save your home.
- If you chose not to evacuate, emergency services many not be able to assist you.
- Do not return until public officials tell you it's safe.