On Day 3, evacuated residents wait and wonder

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On Day 3, evacuated residents wait and wonder

Community hotline fields calls
Volunteers at the community information hotline fielded more than 800 calls in two days about the 416 Fire.
Tips for pre-evacuation

For people who received a pre-evacuation notice, these steps can improve their safety and departure should an evacuation become necessary.
Inside the houseGather medications.Pack a bag with clothing and essentials.Shut off air conditioning and fans.Shut all windows and doors before leaving.If you have time, gather paperwork and photographs that cannot be replaced.Outside the houseGather flammable items and bring them inside (patio furniture, children’s toys, door mats, trash cans, etc.).Move propane barbecue appliances away from structures. Connect garden hoses to outside water valves or spigots for use by firefighters. Fill water buckets and place them around the house.Don’t leave sprinklers or water running; this can affect critical water pressure.Leave exterior lights on so your home is visible to firefighters in the smoke or darkness of night.Back your car into the driveway with vehicle loaded and all doors and windows closed. Carry your car keys with you.AnimalsLocate your pets and keep them nearby.Prepare livestock for transport and plan to move them to a safe location early.Pack food and medications for your pets.InsuranceTake pictures of the interior of your house to remember and document personal possessions.Determine what is sentimental and can’t be replaced.

Hotline

The information hotline is 385-8700 and runs 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

On Day 3, evacuated residents wait and wonder

Volunteers at the community information hotline fielded more than 800 calls in two days about the 416 Fire.
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