What this means

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.


What to do

  • Load your evacuation supplies, records, and special belongings into your vehicle.
  • Leave room in your vehicle for pets, but do not load them now.
  • Move large animals to a safe location, such as a friend’s property or a large animal shelter.
  • If you want or need more time to evacuate, or if you want to avoid heavy traffic, go now.
  • Consider plugging a traditional land-line telephone directly into a phone jack in your home. When power is lost, traditional phone lines will still let you send/receive calls.
  • Stay connected to a source of official information (TV, radio, or Internet) to be immediately alerted if conditions should change.
  • If you need extra time to evacuate, go now.
  • If you need help to evacuate, call 911.
  • Residential healthcare facilities (hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, etc.) are now under a mandatory evacuation order. Those facilities must evacuate their patients now, using pre-planned procedures.
  • If your business or organization needs extra time to shut down operations, you should begin doing so now.
  • If your business or organization has a large population of people or animals, you should begin evacuating now.



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.