What you need to know:
get ready
for emergencies

FIRE SEASON Preparedness:
GET READY GORGE!

ODF STATEWIDE FIRE SAFETY
REGULATED CLOSURES CANCEL 10-1-21

 

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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for evacuation notices or other urgent Emergency info
follow this link:

9-2-21 hood river health dept. UPDATE:

221 NEW covid cases in august,

hood river county- 2ND HIGHEST ever!

PLEASE WEAR MASKS AND GET VACCINATED! 

GET READY GORGE!

FIRE SEASON DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PRESENTATION VIDEO

 FROM HOOD RIVER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What's in a go-kit?
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 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

WILDFIRE HAZARdS:
 
Be Firewise -
prepare your home for fire season
defensible space around you home
and preparedness tips
in spanish
 
 
 
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



statewide restrictIons
in place NOW to prevent
human caused fireS

mowing, chain saws, fires, smoking restrictionS
to REDUCE fire RISKS in the gorge - DETAILS HERE


 
 
8/10/21:
new business oregon rural opportunity grants open


 
DROUGHT:
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)

 
 
SMOKE FROM WILDFIRE
IS BAD FOR YOU.
Q AND A HERE:  ENGLISh     SPANISH
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get ready gorge
for fire season

what's open / closed -
state recreation map



 

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*know this:   three levels of evacuation
READY= 1,  SEt=2,  Go= 3
download the flyer:
english         spanish

Hood River Sheriff's Office issues evacuation orders.

If you feel threatened by wildfire, do not wait for an official evacuation order.

ready

Level 1  Evacuation means

“BE READY”

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.

set

Level 2 Evacuation means

“BE SET”

to evacuate.

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.

go!

Level 3 Evacuation means “GO!” 

- evacuate NOW –

leave immediately!

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.