Emergency

Temporary Evacuation Points and Shelters

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At this time, the County is not conducting evacuation warnings or orders. If conditions warrant evacuations, the County will stand up a temporary evacuation point (TEP) to direct residents to sheltering resources. If residents decide to evacuate at this time, please consider local resources including staying with friends or relatives.

A Temporary Evacuation Point is the first contact point for evacuees during an emergency, to begin the process of finding appropriate short term or long term shelter.

Evacuation Assistance is available for those that need it.

Frequently Asked Questions

The TEP goal is to offer a temporary safe place while considering evacuation options such as county shelters, friends, family, hotels or short term rentals. Evacuees will stay in vehicles until plans are made.

While at a TEP, the following will be available:

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Power to charge devices

Yes! TEPs are a safe place to stay until plans for sheltering are made.

  • Immigration status will not be revealed and ICE is not allowed on the premises. Immigration authorities are not allowed in emergency shelters or any disaster-related assistance operations.
  • COVID precautions will be taken. People will remain in their cars and must wear masks when interacting with others

TEP staff will be available to offer personalized support and resources regardless of immigration status or disability. Typically, tents will be established at TEP sites where staff will be able to provide support resources and assistance in planning appropriate shelter. Staff will also be able to consult directly in the parking lot if mobility issues are of concern or for those parked in a handicap spot.

Additional supports will be provided to those with:

  • Disability needs
  • Pets and animals
  • COVID positive evacuees