Remember to focus on
facts, not rumors.

In an evacuation, you may not have regular access to phone service or the internet. Downloading important documents to your device will ensure that regardless of network availability, you will have access to the information you need.

Watch our video to learn more about Surviving Evacuation

Follow instructions; there is still danger, even after an evacuation is lifted. Download apps and sign up for alerts – text messages will be easier to receive. Don’t rely on social media feeds; they may be slow or inaccessible.

Your number one concern is safety; a place to stay, enough funds and critical medications are the priority. If you are having trouble securing any of these things, then seek and accept help.

If you’re spending time stressing about the basics it will be more difficult to cope with the bigger stuff. Let organizations who are experienced with crisis situations help you. That is what they are there for.


CalFire Prepare for Wildfire Brochure

Comprehensivechecklists & action plans

Find a Red Cross Shelter

Here you will find trainedvolunteers on site toconnect you with a rangeof services and resources.

Red Cross “Safe & Well”

In an evacuation, register yourself “safe” here. Loved ones can check in and see that you are okay.

CDC Prepare for a Wildfire

Learn about your community’s evacuation plans, how to gather emergency supplies and how to keep wildfire smoke out of your home. Find resources to locate and track wildfires across North America including tracking fires so you can be ready.

Red Cross Wildfire Safety

Learn how to keep your family and home safe during a wildfire. Here you will find go-kits, first aid kits, checklists, and quizzes. This is truly a comprehensive resource for preparedness.

FEMA Wildfire Assistance

Here you will find a hub for declared disaster assistance including hotlines, local and national help, and disaster relief applications.