What you need to know:
FIRE SEASON Preparedness:
GET READY GORGE!
ODF STATEWIDE FIRE SAFETY
ODF Central Oregon District will be terminating Regulated Use (aka Public Use Restrictions) Friday 10/1/21 at 12:01 am. This will open up and allow activities such as campfires and does not limit the shutdown time for chainsaw use or mowing.
Status of the Burn Ban for burn barrels and small backyard debris burning is as follows:
Hood River County – Burn Ban will be lifted effective 10/1/21 (from daylight to 11:00)
Wasco County – Burn Ban will be lifted effective 10/16/21
This does not include slash burning associated with commercial forest operations or fuels treatment projects. ODF will reach out and work directly with those landowners to allow slash burning later this fall once we’ve received adequate moisture for burning these larger piles.
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221 NEW covid cases in august,
hood river county- 2ND HIGHEST ever!
PLEASE WEAR MASKS AND GET VACCINATED!
FIRE SEASON DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PRESENTATION VIDEO
FROM HOOD RIVER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
your checklist is here
WED. 8/25/21 ONLINE SEMINAR:
HOOD RIVER PREPARES FOR FIRE SEASON
6-7:30pm info here
Join OSU Extension Forestry & Natural Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry,
Hood River County Emergency Management and other partners.
8-27-21 GOVERNOR ORDERS MASKS WORN OUTDOORS, and INDOORS, statewide
Hood River County Emergency Management offers free masks for businesses
(WHILE SUPPLIES LAST):
Westside Fire Station 2 1185 Tucker Rd Call for times, 541-386-1550
Cascade Locks Fire and EMS 25 Wa Na Pa St Call for times, 541-374-8510
Get kids 12 and older vaccinated
before back to school
UPDATE FROM Hood River County Health Department
been waiting? protect yourself
and those you love!!
FREE LOCAL VACCINES HERE
Be Firewise -
defensible space around you home
and preparedness tips
psps (non emergency)
pacific power outages
possible during extreme weatheR
across hood river and mosier
BPA summer season power outages possible
due to psps (power outages
during fire risk weather)
Hood River COunty bans fireworks,
also Cities of Hood RIver and Cascade Locks
and wasco county
in place NOW to prevent
human caused fireS
mowing, chain saws, fires, smoking restrictionS
to REDUCE fire RISKS in the gorge - DETAILS HERE
new business oregon rural opportunity grants open
Small businesses in hood river county:
apply for sba low interest
LOANS to offset lost income
Drought beginning april 1
drought beginning may 4
Preparing your home
for wildfire season
in english - safety measures
in spanish - here
power outage tips
from oregon puc
(public utility commission)
get ready gorge
for fire season
what's open / closed -
state recreation map
*know this: three levels of evacuation
READY= 1, SEt=2, Go= 3
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Hood River Sheriff's Office issues evacuation orders.
If you feel threatened by wildfire, do not wait for an official evacuation order.
Level 1 Evacuation means
for possible 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, pets and livestock. If conditions worse, emergency services staff may contact you via CITIZEN ALERT notifications.
Level 2 Evacuation means
You should be ready to leave at a moment’s notice as this level indicates there is a significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area. Residents may have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk.
Level 3 Evacuation means “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. If you evacuate, take your GO KIT (emergency supplies,) lock your home, and choose a route away from the fire hazard. Watch for changes in fire and smoke.
Tell someone when you left and where you are going.