If a wildfire or disaster strikes, be vigilant and monitor local media to stay informed of current situations. If the power is out, utilize a battery powered radio and plug in an older style phone that does not require power. Communicate with neighbors to help stay informed. Check in on your five Emergency Allies to ensure they are ready to evacuate if necessary. 

Do not wait to evacuate if you feel unsafe. Late evacuations contribute to traffic jams and put you, your neighbors, and first responders at risk. Leaving early increases your chance of survival. If an evacuation is ordered, every minute counts. Be prepared: know where your Go Bag is, be sure you can open your garage if the power goes out, and keep pets close. Remember, in Nevada County dial 2-1-1 for updates and non-emergency assistance.