PRE-EVACUATION notice sent to homes on Ragsdale Road in regard to the #UpperMailboxFire.
A CodeRED notification was sent to residents in the pre-evacuation area.
For those who receive a pre-evacuation notice, the following steps can improve your safety and expedite departure should an evacuation become necessary.
Inside the house:• Gather medications• Pack a bag with clothing and essentials• Shut off air conditioning and fans• Shut all windows and doors before leaving• If you have time, gather paperwork and photographs that cannot be replaced
Outside the house:• Gather flammable items and bring them inside (patio furniture, children’s toys, door mats, trash cans, etc.)• Move propane BBQ appliances away from structures.• Connect garden hoses to outside water valves or spigots for use by firefighters.• Fill water buckets and place them around the house.• Don’t leave sprinklers or water running; this can affect critical water pressure• Leave exterior lights on so your home is visible to firefighters in the smoke or darkness of night.• Back your car into the driveway with vehicle loaded and all doors and windows closed. Carry your car keys with you.
Animals:• Locate your pets and keep them nearby.• Prepare livestock for transport and plan to move them to a safe location early• Pack food and medications for your pets
To receive emergency notifications, including evacuation and pre-evacuation notices, on your cell phone or via email: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF7ED953CC69