Sat. Dec 15th, 2018

Josephine County Updates Evacuation Areas Around Taylor Fire

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For more information please contact the Josephine County Sheriffs Office
Josephine County Sheriffs Office Press Release
INCIDENT: Taylor Creek Fire Evacuation Notices
INCIDENT DATE AND TIME: 7/21/18 @ 0900 
REPORTING DEPUTY: C. Krauss
DETAILS:
Based on recommendations from the Oregon Department of Forestry and US Forest Service the residents on Shan Creek Rd are being placed on a LEVEL 2 “BE SET” Evacuation Notice.
A LEVEL 2 “BE SET” evacuation notice means that you must be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice.
This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice.
Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk.
THIS MAY BE THE ONLY NOTICE THAT YOU RECEIVE
Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates.
A LEVEL 1 “BE READY” evacuation notice is also being issued to the residents on LIMPY CREEK ROAD and RIVERBANKS RD, including all secondary road and streets, from LIMPY CREEK RD TO PICKETT CREEK RD.
A LEVEL 1 “BE READY” evacuation notice means residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.
This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock.
If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel WILL MAKE EVERY ATTEMPT TO CONTACT YOU. YOU may BE CONTACTED via an emergency notification system.
Existing Evacuation Levels in Josephine County:
• West Pickett Creek Rd – Level 3 “GO” (Taylor Creek Fire)
• Pickett Creek Rd and secondary roads off of Pickett Creek Rd – Level 2 “BE SET” (Taylor Creek Fire)
• Oak Flat community at the end of Illinois River Rd – LEVEL 2 “BE SET” (Klondike Fire)
If you have not signed up for Josephine County Citizen’s Alert, Josephine County’s emergency notification system, you can sign up on line at www.rvem.org.
These evacuation notices are based on fire activity from the Taylor Creek Fire and Klondike Fire.

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