Have a Plan. Develop an emergency plan and discuss this plan with your household, loved ones, friends, and neighbors. Practice this plan so you'll be ready for when an emergency occurs. See details on how to make a plan.
Oregon follows a 3-level evacuation notification system and it's important to know the current levels and what they mean to keep you and your family safe. Don't wait to evacuate if you feel unsafe.
Level 1: Be Ready
Prepare to evacuate and be aware of danger in the area
Have your emergency plan ready and plan possible evacuation routes
Make a go-kit and have it ready. In case you need to evacuate quickly, it's important to assemble a go-kit of essential supplies for your health, safety, and identification. Pack an easy-to-carry bag for each member of your household. Don't forget to pack for pets! Important things to include in a go-kit:
Food and water for each member of the household and pets
Personal items: toiletries, clothing, and comfort items for each member of the household and pets
Prescriptions: including medications, eyeglasses, and medical devices
ATM debit cards, credit cards, and cash
Identification materials and important documents: birth certificates, marriage licenses, social security cards, passports, banking records, etc.
Electronics: phones, computers, hard drives or disks, and chargers
Photos and important memorabilia
Level 2: Be Set
Be set to evacuate at a moment's notice
Follow your emergency plan and check news and radio for updates
Conditions change rapidly; leave if you feel unsafe
Level 3: Go Now!
Leave immediately, it is unsafe to stay
Do not stop to gather belongings or protect your home
Do not return until officials announce it is safe to do so