You should never wait to receive an official warning before you leave. Fires can start quickly and threaten homes and lives within minutes.
Warnings are issued when a fire has started and you need to take action. Make sure you understand the three levels of warnings and what they mean. The three levels of warnings are
Don’t expect warnings to be issued in any particular order. The first warning you could get could be an Emergency Warning.
There are three different levels of warnings:
An incident is occurring or has occurred in the area
Access information and monitor conditions.Watch and Act
An emergency is heading towards you and Conditions are changing and you need to take action now to protect yourself and your family. Emergency Warning
You are in imminent danger and need to take action now and You will be impacted.
A distinctive siren sound may be played over the radio or TV before an alert message is broadcast