Know the Difference
An evacuation warning indicates a potential threat to life and/or property. When an evacuation warning is issued, community members should gather their family members, pets, personal items, important documents, prescription medications, a change of clothes, non-perishable food, water, spare batteries, flashlights and cell phone chargers and prepare to evacuate to a safe location.
There is a potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should leave now.
An evacuation order is issued when there is an immediate threat to life or property. This order has the force of law and requires an immediate evacuation. Areas covered by the evacuation order are legally closed to the public. Community members should evacuate immediately. If you need assistance with evacuating, please call 9-1-1.
There is an immediate threat to life. This is a lawful order to leave now. The area under evacuation order is now lawfully closed to public access.