Ready, Set, Go: Understanding wildfire evacuation levels

Wildfire Evacuation Levels
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Wildfire season is upon us and it is critical to know what evacuation levels mean in the case you need to leave your home quickly.

Always remember “Ready, Set Go!”

Level 1 – Be ready for potential evacuation

A Level 1 evacuation means there is danger in your area. You should monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.

At this time, you should create and maintain defensive space and harden your home against flying embers.

Level 2 – Be set to evacuate

A Level 2 evacuation means you must be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice. There is significant fire danger in your area.

Prepare your family and home ahead of time for the possibility of having to evacuate. Ensure you have a plan of what to take and where to go.

Level 3 – Go! Evacuate now! 

A Level 3 evacuation means leave immediately! This will be the last notice you receive.

Go early. Take the evacuation steps necessary to give your family and home the best chance of surviving.

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