How do we plan the best escape route? How can we help our in-town area?

Do not wait to evacuate if you feel unsafe.  Leaving early increases your chance of survival and late evacuations put you, your neighbors, and first responders at risk.

The best rule of thumb is to have at least 2 ways of egress. Every member of your family should know all possible ways to get out of your neighborhood in case one or more egress routes are blocked. The best way to learn routes out of your neighborhood is to take a day and drive around, prepare for low visibility and challenges specific to your situation. Do not count solely on mapping software and applications as they often do not show gates and other road hazards. 

There is no “one size fits all” preparedness strategy.  Learn more about preparing your family for safe evacuations here https://www.mynevadacounty.com/2711/Set

Be ready to Go by learning evacuation and traffic terms here. https://www.mynevadacounty.com/2712/Go

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1. I am concerned about visitors to the area not being aware of fire danger. What can I do?
2. Are there plans for evacuation routes for Nevada County? If so, what are they?
3. How do we plan the best escape route? How can we help our in-town area?
4. Are there designated safe spots in case roads are clogged by vehicles evacuating? Can we use existing golf courses, school campuses and carve out more designated safe spots?
5. What is being done about County roads’ roadside vegetation?