Emergency Preparedness

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Shelter in Place

"Shelter-in-place" means selecting an interior room or rooms within your home, or ones with no or few windows, and taking refuge there. In the event of an emergency, Shelter-in-Place where you are unless directed otherwise by response officials.

  • Close all doors, windows, and sky lights.
  • Turn of thermostats and air conditioners.
  • Listen to the local radio and check for EAS Alerts on KRLT 93.5 FM or KOWL 1410 AM, local television station (Channel 21), or City website for further information.
  • Have a bag packed in the event the strategy changes from Shelter-in-Place to Evacuation.

Local officials on the scene are the best source of information for your particular situation. Following their instructions during and after emergencies regarding sheltering, food, water, and evacuation is your safest choice.


When instructed by response officials, evacuate your home.

  • Time and situation permitting, close all doors, windows and sky lights.
  • Take your medicine, pets, and small irreplaceable personal items, place in vehicle and proceed out of the neighborhood.
  • Listen to the local radio (KRLT 93.5 FM or KOWL 1410 AM) and follow the predesigned evacuation routes.

"Go Bag"

Do you have a go kit prepared with things you would need in the event of an emergency? If not, you should! Check out information from FEMA here on what to include. 

Atmospheric Conditions and Wildfire Information

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website

Evacuation Flyer Draft