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Emergency Management

Emergencies

The following information is provided to help Baker County residents prepare for, and be able to respond to emergencies in our area.

Disease Outbreak
    -Don't panic. Listen to radio and television reports to learn what actions have been recommended.
    -Stay home until directed to do otherwise by officials.
    -If you need immediate medical attention for a life threatening emergency, call 911.

Earthquakes
    -Stay where you are, if you're indoors, stay inside. If you're outside, stay outside.
    -If you're indoors, stand against a wall near the center of the building, stand in a doorway, or crawl under heavy furniture. Stay away from windows and outside doors.
    -If you are outdoors, stay in the open away from power lines or anything that might fall.
    -Don't use open flame, since there may be broken gas lines.
    -If you are in a car, stop the car and stay in it until the earthquake stops.
    -Expect aftershocks, stay away from damaged buildings.

Evacuations
    -Plan several different places you could go and find out where designated shelters are in your area.
    -Know the evacuation plans for important locations (work, school, etc.).
    -Hotels and motels fill up fast during evacuations. Call and make sure there is room before driving there.
    -Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing.
    -Take your go bag emergency kit.
    -Lock your house.
    -Leave a note telling people when you left and where you are going.
    -Use authorized routes.
    -When you are safe, call your out-of-area contact and let him or her know where you are.

Extreme Heat
    -Stay out of the sun. If you must be in the sun, wear sunscreen.
    -Avoid overexertion and strenuous outdoor activities.
    -Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothes that cover as much skin as possible.
    -Consume plenty of non-alcoholic, non-caffinated fluids. Water, diluted juices and electrolyte solutions are best. Stay away from carbonated drinks.
    -Stay in the shade as much as possible.
    -Keep rooms well ventilated with air conditioners and fans. Keep windows open if necessary.
    -Never leave children, the elderly, or those who require special care in the heat.

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  • Jason Yencopal
    jyencopal@bakercounty.org
    Baker County
    3410 K Street
    Phone: (541) 523-8200
    Fax: (541) 523-8201
    Emergency: 911