Wildfire Evacuation Plan
- Danger in your area is current and life-threatening.
- Evacuate immediately to a shelter or to family/friends outside the affected area.
- Follow instructions from emergency personnel, and stay on designated evacaution routes.
Temporary Refuge Areas - Temporary Refuge Areas (TRAs) are designated areas that are designed to receive initial evacuees during a evacuation. These are safe zones where evacuees may Temporarily stage and will be safe to stay while the fire passes. Evacuees may be processed and/or may be directed to proceed to a Red Cross Center.
Grandview / Three Rivers Temporary Refuge Areas (TRAs)
□ Three Rivers Day Use Area (Click for Map)
□ Lake Billy Chinook Airport (enter at Lake Chinook Village Store)
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□ Three Rivers Airport - west end of SW Airfield Ln. (Click for Map)
Ready, Set Go!
During a wildfire, it will likely be dark, smokey, windy, dry and hot. There may be burning embers being blown about, no power, no landline phone service. Remember, there is nothing you own worth your life! Please evacuate immediately when asked by fire or law enforcement officials. If you are concerned, don’t wait to be asked to leave. Drive slowly, turn on your vehicle headlights and stay as far to the right side of the road as possible.
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How do I know if it's time to evacuate?
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When do I leave?
Leave early enough to avoid being caught in fire, smoke or road congestion. Don’t wait to be told by authorities to leave. In an intense wildland fire, they may not have time to knock on every door. If you are advised to leave, don’t hesitate!
Where do I go?
Evacuate to a pre-determined location (see evacuation and relocation centers above). If you cannot make it to a relocation or evacuation center, make sure you are in a low-risk area such as a well prepared neighbor or relative’s house). The idea is to have residents and guests stage at one of our Evacuation staging sites. This will minimize traffic through the canyon and allow for incoming resources. Once the fire passes, you will be allowed to return to your property ASAP to begin mop-up.
How do I get there?
If you are in the Three Rivers Subdivision, and there is a safe route to LBC Airport on Jordan Road, you will be instructed to go there. Otherwise the Three Rivers Day Use / marina area will be your evacuation site. Airpark, Rim Park and Forest Park and outlying homeowners will use the LBC Airport Site. Have several travel routes in case one route is blocked by the fire or emergency vehicles and equipment. Choose an escape route away from the fire.
What do I take?
Take your emergency supply kit containing your family and pet’s necessary items (see American Red Cross suggestions ).
If you cannot Evacuate
□ Call 911 for assistance - Let them know your location
□ Try to reach a TRA - Temporary Refuge Areas
□ Stay in your home during the fire
□ Bring garden hoses inside house so embers don’t destroy them
□ Patrol inside your home for spot fires and extinguish them
□ Wear long sleeves and long pants made of natural fibers such as cotton
□ Stay hydrated
□ Turn on all exterior lights
□ Stay away from windows and move to an interior room or hallway
□ Only leave when the fire has passed and it is safe
□ Fill sinks and tubs with water
□ Place wet rags under doors and other openings to prevent entry of embers and smoke
□ Once the fire front has passed, check your flower beds, roof, rain gutters, attic and crawl space for fires or burning embers
□ If you have to leave the house, remember that it is four to five time hotter outside in a fire than inside