There are three levels of evacuation:
LEVEL 1 (Green)- Be Ready: Prepare and monitor. Pack your valuables.
A Level 1 Evacuation means "BE READY" for potential evacuation.
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 movement of persons 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 (Yellow) - Be Set: Be set to evacuate at a moment's notice.
A Level 2 Evacuation means "BE SET" evacuate
YOU MUST PREPARE TO LEAVE AT A MOMENTíS NOTICE This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a momentís notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk.
THIS MAY BE THE ONLY NOTICE THAT YOU RECEIVE Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates.
LEVEL 3 (Red) - Go: Leave immediately!
A Level 3 Evacuation means "GO Evacuate NOW
LEAVE IMMEDIATELY! Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home.
THIS WILL BE THE LAST NOTICE THAT YOU RECEIVE Entry to evacuated areas may be denied until conditions are safe. Area radio and TV stations have been asked to broadcast periodic updates.
Source: Oregon State Police Office of State Fire Marshal
Click Here for a printable Oregon State Evacuation Levels PDF
Click Here to Visit Oregon Evacuation Information Page
Remember the eight Ps in case immediate evacuation is required:
- Personal Computer
- Paperwork (important documents)
- Phone (cell phone)
- Plastic (credit/bank cards)
Keep an extra kit in your car
Click Here to visit Ready.gov Build a Kit webpage