Evacuation Information

Local emergency response officials have the authority to issue evacuation notices if there is a potential or immediate threat to the safety of Lane County residents or visitors.

Residents are encouraged to make the best decisions for the safety of themselves and their families. If you have not received an evacuation notice, but feel unsafe due to conditions in your area, please consider leaving the area until it is safe to return.

It is important to know and understand the three (3) levels of evacuation notices that you might receive in an emergency.

  • LEVEL 1 - BE READY: You should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media for information. This is the time for preparation and the precautionary movement of people 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 - BE SET: You must be prepared to leave at a moment's notice. This level indicates there is a significant danger to your area. You should either voluntarily relocate outside of the affected area or, if choosing to remain, be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice. You may have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at your own risk.


  • LEVEL 3 - GO: 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 able 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 you receive. Entry into evacuated areas may be denied until conditions are safe.

To find out more about emergency notifications and to sign up for Lane Alerts, visit our "Emergency Alerts" webpage.

Download a printable version of the evacuation levels and post on your refrigerator or with your emergency supplies.

Level 1 (Be Ready) = Be aware of danger that exists in your area. Prepare for evacuation and begin moving people with special needs, mobile property, and (potentially) livestock and pets. Level 2 (Be Set) = Significant danger to your area. Relocate to a shelter or location outside of the affected area, or – if choosing to remain – be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Level 3 (GO NOW) = LEAVE IMMEDIATELY. Danger is current or imminent to your area. DO NOT delay leaving to gather belongings. This is the last notice you will receive. Entry to evacuated areas may be denied until safe.