The Dunsmuir Fire/Sheriff Unified Command Incident Commander has requested an Evacuation Order be issued by the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office for residents of Dunsmuir along Butterfly Avenue between Clark Street and Gillis Street. Evacuation Advisories were issued for residences on South First St. in Dunsmuir, between 580 South First St. and the Riverwood Trailer Park (824 South First St.) and residences along Butterfly Avenue between Clark Street and Gillis Street and on the east side of Butterfly Avenue south to Gillis Street.

The Dunsmuir Fire/Sheriff Unified Command Incident Commander has requested an Evacuation Order be issued by the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office for residents of Dunsmuir along Butterfly Avenue between Clark Street and Gillis Street.

The Sheriff’s Office says once you leave, you may not be able to reenter the evacuation area until the flood danger has passed.

Evacuation Advisories were issued for residences on South First St. in Dunsmuir, between 580 South First St. and the Riverwood Trailer Park (824 South First St.) and residences along Butterfly Avenue between Clark Street and Gillis Street and on the east side of Butterfly Avenue south to Gillis Street.

Residents in an Evacuation Advisory area should be prepared to evacuate should flood conditions worsen, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

An evacuation center has been established at the Dunsmuir Community Center, located at 4841 Dunsmuir Ave. Domestic pets may be taken to the evacuation center at the Dunsmuir Community Center where kennels and temporary shelter for pets will be available. For further information regarding domestic pets, contact Ryan Leahy at 530-925-5093.

Call the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 841-2900, Siskiyou County Office of Emergency Services at 841-2155 or CAL FIRE at 842-7066 for evacuation updates and flood status.

During an evacuation advisory, the Sheriff’s Office says residents should begin preparing for a potential evacuation order.

Individuals requiring more time to evacuate should consider leaving now and should consider removing large animals and large personal items such as motor homes, boats, and heavy equipment.

The Sheriff’s Office recommendeds that potential evacuees confirm that they have registered their phone numbers in the reverse 9-1-1 (“CODE RED”) system, which will ensure evacuation-related advisories will be provided via email or phone.

The link to the sign up page is:

https://cne.coderedweb.com/Default.aspx?groupid=QwwIA%2BxgIwxOjZE7HCORww%3D%3D     

Special tips for disabled and elderly persons

Keep your special medications, with duplicate prescriptions, close by and in a safe place where they can be easily reached. These should be ready to be taken with you in case of evacuation. If required, keep extra bladder bags, catheters and sanitary aids near your medication. A bag, into which you can scoop these items quickly, is helpful.

Keep near you at all times any auxiliary devices you need to aid in your mobility, for example, a walker, crutches, cane, etc.

Have extra batteries if you use an electric wheelchair.

Have a notebook and pencils available in several locations if you have difficulty in communicating. Written messages will be invaluable to anyone assisting you.

Do not forget pet food, harness and equipment if you have a seeing-eye or hearing dog.

Be aware of increased fire equipment, utility equipment and law enforcement traffic on area roads. Keep roadways clear; turn headlights on and DO NOT stop or park along the roads to watch the flood or firefighting, flood mitigation activities.

Once the flood danger has passed fire and Sheriff’s officials will notify residents through local media or you may call the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 841-2900, City of Dunsmuir (530) 235-4822, Siskiyou County Office of Emergency Services (530) 841-2155 or CAL FIRE (530) 842-7066 for evacuation updates and flood status’s