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Evacuation Levels

Evacuation advisement will primarily be made via the CodeRED Notification System. As time permits, information will be distributed to local media and social media sites. 

Level 1: READY - Level 1 evacuations are an Alert. Residents should be aware of a danger that exists.  Now is the time to “Get Ready”. Residents with special needs, or those with pets or livestock, should take note and prepare for relocating family members, pets and livestock. Refine your evacuation plans and gather the things you will need if you must evacuate. 

Level 2:  SET - Level 2 evacuations indicate there is a significant risk to your area. Now is the time to be set for immediate evacuation. Residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or designated area or with family/friends outside the area or be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.

Level 3:  GO! - Level 3 means there is immediate danger. GO NOW!  You are advised to evacuate immediately.

Once you have left the evacuated area, you will not be allowed to re-enter until the danger has passed.

Preparing your family in advance of an emergency is important; make an action plan, prepare a “Go Kit”, communicate the plan with your family.  For more info on emergency preparedness go to www.ready.gov/prepare 

Residents are encouraged to sign up for CodeRED, an “opt in” electronic telephone notification system, that allows residents in Benton County to be notified of emergencies. Residents are encouraged to sign up for this free system by clicking on the CodeRED logo at:  www.bces.wa.gov