DESCHUTES COUNTY EVACUATION LEVELS
▶ LEVEL 1 READY
Means “BE READY” for
Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.
This is the time for preparation and precautionary movements
of those with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock.
If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.
▶ LEVEL 2 SET
Means “BE SET” to evacuate. You must prepare to leave at a moment’s notice.
This level indicates there is
significant danger in your area. Load your 5Ps and go-bag into the car.
Relocate to a designated shelter
(if activated) or stay with
family/friends outside of the
You MAY have time to gather necessary items, but you must be prepared to leave at a moments notice.
Emergency services cannot guarantee
that they will be able to notify you
if conditions rapidly deteriorate.
THIS MAY BE YOUR ONLY NOTICE
▶ LEVEL 3 GO!
Means “GO” evacuate now.
Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should
DO NOT delay leaving to gather belongings or make efforts to protect
Obey orders of law enforcement and
fire department officials.
Drive calmly and with special attention to emergency vehicles or other evacuees.
If you choose to ignore this
advisement, you must understand
that emergency services may not be
available to assist you further.
This will be the last notice you will receive
LONG BEFORE AN EVACUATION SEEMS LIKELY – GO EARLY!
During an evacuation roads
may become congested with vehicles and smoke, slowing down the evacuation process.
DO NOT call 911 for non-emergencies.
Check in at an emergency shelter. Whether you stay there or not, your checking in will help others know that you are safe at safeandwell.communityos.org
Take pets to a family member, friend or pet evacuation center.
Do not attempt to re-enter the fire area until it is declared safe by law enforcement.