Valley County Evacuation Policy
Level 1 Evacuation
Persons are warned that current or projected threats from hazards associated with an incident are severe. This is the time for preparation, precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property, and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock
If conditions change every attempt will be made to notify residents and businesses.
Level 2 Evacuation
Conditions indicate a good probability that hazards associated with an incident will severely limit the conditions (roads in and out of the area, escape routes) to provide emergency service protection. Dangerous conditions exist that may threaten life and safety of residents or businesses, information will be given on evacuation routes to be taken. Everyone must be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice. This may be the only notice received; attempts will be made to advice residents and businesses as the conditions change.
Level 3 Evacuation
Current conditions present specific and immediate threat(s) to the life and safety of persons with in the area, and by Section 46-1008 of the Idaho Code, with a Proclamation signed by the Governor of the State of Idaho an Immediate Evacuation of the area is required. The Sheriff will use all reasonable means to evacuate residents from the area and maintain ingress and egress to the designated area, and residents will not be allowed to return until conditions are safe. If this evacuation level is ignored everyone must understand that emergency services may not be available.