Evacuation Alerts

Know Your Alerts

What you need to know before it’s time to go. Know the three levels of evacuation and how to receive evacuation orders. Be ReadyBe Set, Go Now! During a wildfire you may be asked to evacuate your home. You may have hours to evacuate or only minutes to flee. It is vital you understand Lakeview’s/Lake County’s three levels of evacuation, and be prepared to receive evacuation orders. Download: Be Ready, Be Set, Go Now! brochure

Level 1: Get Ready


Get ready long before an evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites, town and county social media, and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via emergency notification system.

Know Your Zone! Visit the zone map page to print a map of your evacuation zone and review all the options available for you to exit your zone and exit town. Prepare a “GO” kit for each family member, and have a plan for pets and family members with special needs. Get the list of what should go in your “GO” kit HEREGet ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice with “GO” kit in your evacuation vehicle. Keep your evacuation vehicle gas tank full or fully charged if electric. 

Sign up for OR-Alert, Lakeview’s and Lake County’s alert system: SIGN UPCheck that your radio can tune to 93.5 FM radio as another information source during emergencies.


  • Make a plan and be sure everyone in your family understands it.
  •  Assign tasks to each family member for what to do during Level 1 (Ready), Level 2 (Set) and Level 3 (Go!) evacuations.
  • Have an evacuation plan for your pet(s) and livestock. If it isn’t for you, it’s not safe for them.
  • Designate a meeting place. This could be a friend or family member’s house or an evacuation shelter.
  • Choose an out-of-area contact person to relay information about your welfare to family and friends and keep your phone lines open.


  • Make sure house numbers are visible from the street.
  • Make sure driveways are wide enough for emergency vehicles to enter (10-12 feet wide).
  • Prepare your defensible space.

EMERGENCY KITS – Keep them ready at all times in your home and vehicle.

  • Include supplies for you and everyone who lives in your home or visits regularly.
  • Include supplies for your pet(s).
  • Include copies of important documents, phon contact list, family photos, household inventory list and any portable valuables.
  • Keep your vehicles filled with gas.

Level 2: Get Set


Get set by maintaining situational awareness when an emergency threatens. Consider evacuating at Level 2 if your family needs extra time or if conditions feel unsafe for you. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area. Residents should voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area or if choosing to remain, be ready to evacuate at a moments notice.

Residents may have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk.

This may be the only evacuation notice you receive if conditions worsen rapidly, so leave if conditions feel unsafe. You can’t leave too early. Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates.


  • Keep pet(s) and livestock ready to go in case you need to evacuate in a hurry.
  • Be sure to have your photo ID or something showing your current address in case you need to access an evacuated area.
  • Monitor local television and radio stations for updates.
  • Move propane BBQ appliances away from structures (during wildfires).

Level 3: Go!


Leave promptly when evacuation orders are given or when safety feels compromised. Do not wait and leave too late. Do not spend further time collecting additional belongings or efforts to protect your home. Danger to your area is current or imminent. You should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to further assist you. You will not be able to return until conditions are safe. 


Evacuation routing can change as an event unfolds. Continue monitoring OR-Alert, 93.5 FM and other communications.


  • Leave house lights on and windows closed.
  • Let your emergency contact and/or family members know where you are going.

Keep These Six “P’s” Ready In Case Immediate Evacuation Is Required:

Get Connected Now!

OR-Alert is the top way you will receive evacuation notifications. Cell phone users have to sign up for OR-Alerts to receive alert notifications. Landline phones that are listed in the white pages are automatically included in the OR-Alert system, but if you have an unlisted landline you have to sign up for OR-Alerts. Emails can also be entered as a means of contact.

As staffing allows, other means of communication:

Lakeview Radio Station: KORV – The Goose: 93.5 FM
Wildfire Information Hotline: (541) 947-6259
Town of Lakeview Website: CLICK HERE or (541) 947-2020
Lake County Website: CLICK HERE or (541) 947-6003
Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management Division Website: CLICK HERE or (541) 947-6027

The material contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The information on this website is NOT intended to diagnose, treat or substitute for professional medical advice. Those with medical conditions or sensitivities to smoke should seek the advice of a licensed medical provider. If more information is needed, consult a medical professional.