Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00 p.m.
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -
Incident Information Officer Jeanne Klein
Bridge 99 Complex
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department evacuation orders have changed for the Bridge 99 Complex and are as follows:
All private lands along the Metolius River from Allen Springs Campground to Lake Billy Chinook (including the Metolius Arm) are now in a Level II Evacuation Order. The Three Rivers Subdivision changed from a Level II to a level I Evacuation Order. The subdivisions of Rim Park, Forest Park, and Air Park along with Cove Palisades State Park remain in a Level I Evacuation Order. The Cove Palisades State Park remains open.
Evacuation Level Descriptions: Level I (“BE READY” for a potential evacuation):
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 may contact you via an emergency notification system. Level II (“BE SET” to evacuate):
YOU MUST PREPARE TO LEAVE AT A MOMENTS NOTICE
This level indicates there is a significant danger in 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, to be ready to evacuate at a moments 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. Level III (“GO” Evacuate NOW):
Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home.
THIS WILL BE THE LAST NOTICE THAT YOU RECEIVE
Entry to evacuated areas may be denied until conditions are safe.
Area radio and TV stations have been asked to broadcast periodic updates.