Evacuation

You never know when you are going to receive a notice to evacuate your home.  When you are given notice, time is of the essence. We hope this information helps you plan for evacuation. Here are our suggestions:

  • Start planning now. It's not really a question of if, but when.  Families living in and around Weaverville have been evacuated many times.

  • We encourage you to create your own checklist of items to grab in the event you are asked to evacuate. Keep the list in a place that is easy to locate.

  • Practice evacuating from your home. Know your exit routes. Keep in mind that fire engines will be heading in as you are heading out.

  • If you choose not to evacuate, emergency personnel may not be able to assist you in the event you, change your mind, or have another type of emergency.

  • When you evacuate, please leave the lights on. It helps firefighters know where your home is located when smoke blocks out the sun. 

Trinity County Evacuation Terminology

  • Evacuation Warning: Potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and/or livestock should leave now.
  • Evacuation Order: Immediate threat to life. This is an order to leave now. The area is lawfully closed to public access.
  • Shelter in Place: Stay indoors. Shut and lock doors and windows. Prepare to self-sustain until further notice and/or until being contacted by emergency personnel with additional direction.

Remember the Six “P’s”

Keep these six “P’s” ready in case immediate evacuation is required:

  • People and Pets

  • Papers (phone numbers & important documents)

  • Prescriptions (Medications, vitamins, and eye glasses)

  • Pictures and irreplaceable memorabilia

  • Personal computer (hard drives and memory sticks)

  • “Plastic” (credit cards, ATM cards) and cash

Evacuation Resources

Here are some miscellaneous resource to help you plan your evacuation. Not all documents will be pertinent to you or your situation. The key is to plan ahead.

Grab and Go List

Kids Care Packages

USAA Packing Checklist

Valuable Document Checklist

Pet Disaster Preparedness

FEMA link

CodeRED Link