Evacuation Planning

Currently, evacuation planning is minimal – perhaps more reactionary than planned – at the county and local community level. Historically, the county has utilized telephonic notifications coupled with door-to-door contacts by Search and Rescue and/or sheriff’s deputies. These efforts have been enhanced by the WRA utilizing the “San Marcos Pass Emergency Radio Systems” (SMPERS AM-1040) and our website: wildlandresidents.org. Massive ember showers with ensuing spot fires and people becoming trapped in their vehicles are real threats of profound importance that we as a community need to address. I would like to propose a WRA sponsored community workshop to develop a more formal evacuation plan that includes how to help disabled and medically assisted individuals, children and animal care.