EVACUATION TAGS - NCSO
NEVADA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
950 Maidu Avenue
Nevada City, Nevada
The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office provides free “EVACUATED” tags for residents to place in a highly visible place such as a door, reflective address sign, mailbox, fence, or gate as they evacuate their residence during an emergency. These tags will help first responders swiftly identify which homes have been evacuated so they can focus their attention on those who still need help and decrease overall evacuation times.
It is a complement to, not a replacement of other best practices, like having a go bag ready, being familiar with the Hi-Lo evacuation siren, and knowing evacuation routes.
It is understood that some residents may be apprehensive to place a sign like this in front of their homes, believing it could invite criminal activity. The Sheriff’s Office, which oversees evacuations, assures all concerned residents that once an area is evacuated law enforcement will minimize access to those areas. Deputies will then saturate those evacuated areas with patrols. The process can …