Evacuation from wildfires

Be prepared and know the basic steps to keep you and your family safe:

  • Notify authorities: Call your emergency number immediately. Never assume a fire has been reported unless you see emergency services on site.
  • Evacuate sooner rather than later: Immediately remove elderly, children, and those with health concerns. Do not get caught in the path of the fire.
  • Decide what is valuable: Do not risk leaving too late. You could put yourself in danger by spending too much time saving material goods. If you have time, quickly pack prescription medications, identification documents (passports, birth certificates, deeds,
    titles, etc.), family photographs, money, credit cards, a change of clothing, and any other items you consider critical.
  • Prepare your house if time permits:
    If you have enough time, here are some tips to preserve your house:
    1. Wash debris off roof and out of gutters.
    2. Move combustibles, including firewood, yard waste, BB‐Q grills, etc. from your yard.
    3. Close all windows, vents, and doors to prevent a draft.
    4. Shut off natural gas, propane, or fuel oil supplies.
    5. Fill any large vessels (pools, hot tubs, garbage cans, tubs, etc.) with water