BE READY DURING EXTREME FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
Fires are beginning to pop up across Oregon due to this wind event. The wind event is predicted to last until Wednesday afternoon. We need residents of Ashland to please take precautions and Be Ready (Level One) for evacuation. Do not use gas powered machinery or do anything that could cause a spark. See ashland.or.us/evacuate
for info on preparing.
A useful resource to prepare for evacuation is the Ashland Is Ready Guidebook for emergency preparedness. There's an evacuation checklist on page 5 and info on preparing your home and family. View the Guidebook here: https://www.ashland.or.us/SIB/files/FIRE/CERT/AIR_Guidebook_with_Links.pdf?fbclid=IwAR13cdTybBssfu4IN5bMi-LNeQVYXGPbeg6FsGhRfYfqmBAkzp_Tri8TqKk
If you are not signed up for Ashland emergency alerts, please go to ashland.or.us/nixle
to sign up now.
Also, the winds are bringing down lots of leaves and needles on and around homes, making homes more flammable. Do what you can today to empty gutters (only if you can safely reach them!) and rake around your yard. It's been proven in many fires and home losses that the little things make a big difference! See fireadaptedashland.org