Clackamas County Offers Tips for Safe Evacuations

Level two and three evacuations are happening throughout Clackamas County. Here are some reminders from Clackamas County that will aid in safe evacuations.

Don’t go back. Once you have you have evacuated your home do not go back until fire officials announce it is safe to do so. Officials urge that you please do not take trips back and forth from your level 3 evacuated home and evacuation site.

Keep off the roads if possible to allow space for level 3 evacuees. Evacuations are leading to gridlock on roads leaving the evacuation areas. Please limit your trips to essential trips only. If you are at a Level II evacuation continue to get ready for evacuations and please delay your trip to allow level 3 evacuees to get to safety.

Level 2 evacuation means Get Set to evacuate, meaning get ready to go, not go right now.

“You have to make the decision as to whether or not you want to leave at level 2 or level 3,” Canby Fire Chief Jim Davis told The Canby Current Thursday. “My advice to people is to really be thinking about leaving at level 2.”

Clackamas County Offers Tips for Safe Evacuations

Please do not water your home to prevent fires. There is a risk of running out of water that will hinder firefighting efforts.

Evacuation shelters and camping. Shelter and camping information is updated at

Evacuations and Covid-19. People with a diagnosis of Covid-19, please take the following precautions:

• Avoid going to a public shelter

• If family members check into a shelter, stay in your vehicle. Make sure family members explain status of COVID-19 relative to shelter staff when checking in

• Avoid staying with those most vulnerable (elderly, pregnant women, etc.)

• Seek an evacuation location with a private room

• Continue to wear a face coverings

If you are diagnosed with Covid-19, Clackamas County Public Health has sent you a letter with a resource phone number on it. Please call that number for further support services if needed.

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