Local Evacuation Zones—Levels of Evacuation Information

Hello neighbors,

The Lane County, the City of Eugene, and the City of Springfield Emergency Management Teams have shared this update:

“In our continued effort to enhance the safety of our communities, Eugene Springfield Fire has developed Evacuation Zones to be used in case of an emergency (i.e. severe weather event, wildfire, flooding, etc.) requiring evacuation. The Evacuations Zones allow community members, emergency services, emergency managers, and 9-1-1 to be on the same page when initiating a mass evacuation due to an emergency.”

Visit https://www.eugene-or.gov/4732/Emergency-Evacuation-Zones for an interactive map to find your Evacuation Zone and more information. 

The Santa Clara neighborhood falls mostly within Zones 13 (East of River Rd.) and 20 (West of R.R.). 

Notice that there are no public assembly points identified within the Northwest Eugene area.

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.

Please see the attached pdf for the Levels of Evacuation and how to prepare for each stage:

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Thanks to Jacque Wurster of the
River Road Community Organization Emergency Preparedness Team for forwarding this message.
emergencyprep@riverroadco.org
RRCO Emergency Preparedness Team YouTube Channel
RRCO Emergency Preparedness Team Facebook Group

July Preparedness Tip – Write down a list of your medications and keep it with your important paperwork. Start planning out how you can acquire a 2+ week supply to keep at home. Ask your doctor to help coordinate the refills and check with your insurance company to request periodic early refills.

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1 Response to Local Evacuation Zones—Levels of Evacuation Information

  1. Joel Robe says:

    From the Know Your Zone FAQ
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    **Where do I go when I need to evacuate?

    Because it is difficult to predict how an emergency such as a wildfire or severe weather event could impact traffic and access to roads, we have not listed specific evacuation routes. We recommend knowing multiple paths to leave your neighborhood. Major roads are identified on the map and by using the interactive
    website, individuals can see roads that run through the zones that can be used to evacuate. During the evacuation, more information will be supplied, including safest direction of travel and any hazard areas or blocked roads to avoid.
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    **If I need to evacuate, do I have to go to the assembly point?

    No. The assembly points give evacuees a short-term area to receive information and resources. It is helpful to starting thinking about where you might stay if you need to leave your home for multiple days.

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