What this means

You are in immediate danger. Load your family and pets into your vehicle, and GO NOW.

Once you have left the evacuation zone, you will not be allowed to re-enter until the danger has passed.


What to do

  • There is no time to pack. Take your critical medications and medical equipment, but only if you can load them quickly.
  • Take your pets with you. You will not be allowed back into the evacuation zone to retrieve them later.
  • Expect heavy traffic as you leave.
  • Cell phone service may be interrupted or diminished during emergencies due to high call volumes. Consider text messaging or use of social media to communicate with family members.
  • When you have reached safety, tell your family’s out-of-area contact person that you are safe and well.
  • Expect to be out of your home for two weeks or longer.
  • If you need help to evacuate, call 911.
  • If your facility cannot evacuate your patients using your pre-planned procedures, call 911.
  • Use a roster or checklist to account for all employees.
  • Evacuate your facility, according to your evacuation plan.
  • Execute your continuity of operation plan, if needed.



Pre-Evacuation: "Ready"

There is no immediate danger to your home, family, or business, but the fire (or other danger) may be moving toward you.

Now is the time to get ready. Refine your evacuation plans, and gather the things you’ll need if you must evacuate.

Voluntary Evacuation: "Set"

The fire (or other danger) is moving closer to you. A mandatory evacuation order may be issued at any time.

Now is the time to prepare for immediate evacuation.

Mandatory Evacuation: "Go!"

You are in immediate danger. Load your family and pets into your vehicle, and GO NOW.

Once you have left the evacuation zone, you will not be allowed to re-enter until the danger has passed.