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Emergency Evacuation Levels

 

August 16, 2018



Level 1 evacuations are an alert. 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. Residents with special needs, or those with pets or livestock, should take note and make preparations for relocating family members, pets and livestock. Follow facebook.com/GrantCoSheriff, Twitter @GrantCoSheriff and local media for updates.

To prepare, you should:

Assemble the following emergency supplies:

• Clothing for your family for several days

• Bedding, pillows, towels

• Prescription medicines and spare eyeglasses

• Soap and toiletries

• Baby food and diapers

• Address book or list of important telephone numbers

• Checkbook, credit cards and cash

• Driver’s license and identification cards

• Portable radio and flashlight.

You should also:

• Gather suitcases, boxes or bags to hold your emergency supplies.

• Be prepared to secure your home or office and your property before you depart.

• Ensure your car is in good shape and you have adequate fuel.

• Decide where you will go if you have to evacuate. Make arrangements with relatives or friends or consider making hotel or motel reservations.

If you know of any neighbors or co-workers with hearing or language problems or special needs, please advise them of this message. And, if you have neighbors or coworkers who do not have transportation, offer to assist them if you can.

This is a precautionary message about possible evacuation.

Level 2 evacuations indicate there is a significant risk to your area. 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. Resident should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the area, or, be ready to leave at a moment’s notice. Follow facebook.com/GrantCoSheriff, Twitter @GrantCoSheriff and local media for updates.

Be sure to gather essential items such as:

• Prescription medicines

• Eyeglasses

• Identification cards

• Checkbook

• Credit cards

• Valuable papers

Do not delay your departure to collect other belongings.

Take your pets with you, but make sure you bring a leash, crate or cage for them. Red Cross shelters will not accept pets.

If you have no means of transportation or if you are physically unable to evacuate on your own, ask a neighbor to assist you.

If you know of any neighbors or coworkers with hearing or language problems or special needs, please advise them of this message. And if you have neighbors or coworkers who need help or do not have transportation, offer to assist them if you can.

Please do not use your telephone except to report a true emergency. Follow Facebook.com/GrantCoSheriff and local media for updates.

Level 3 means you are in immediate danger. Load your family and pets into your vehicle, and GO NOW. There will be no further warnings! Follow facebook.com/GrantCoSheriff, Twitter @GrantCoSheriff and local media for updates.

Above information supplied by Grant County Sheriff’s Office. See https://www.facebook.com/WadeMagersLincolnCountySheriff/ for Lincoln County matters.

 

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