Are you prepared for a potential evacuation? Even though we’re nearing the fall season, it will be some time before temperatures drop significantly and the rainy winter weather sets in. This makes it an ideal moment to go over evacuation procedures, ensuring you’re well prepared for any emergency.
Below are steps to help you prepare:
- Determine Your Evacuation Zone: Law enforcement issues evacuation orders specific to each designated evacuation zone, so it’s crucial to be aware of your assigned zone. Find your zone here.
- Practice Evacuation Plans: It is essential to familiarize yourself with the Paradise and Upper Ridge evacuation plans. It’s equally important to conduct evacuation drills and familiarize yourself with nearby roads to ensure that you can respond instinctively on the actual day of an evacuation.
- Be Involved in Monthly Early Warning Siren Tests: The Early Warning Sirens are tested the first Saturday of every month at 12:00pm (noon). These tests are designed to replicate the procedures of an actual emergency in coordination with existing emergency notification systems such as social media post/website, press release, AM 1500 radio, CodeRED/IPAWS/WEA.
- Sign Up for CodeRED Alerts: CodeRED is a community notification system in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. CodeRED notifications serve a valuable addition to the sirens, especially when you find yourself in a situation where you might not be able to hear them.
Take proactive steps now to help prepare yourself, ensuring that you are well- equipped to evacuate safely when the time comes.