Many kinds of emergencies can cause you to have to evacuate. In Kitsap County, some reasons could be wildfires, loss of utilities, landslides and tsunami inundation along the coastline. In some cases, you may have a day or two to prepare while other situations might call for an immediate evacuation. Planning is vital to making sure that you can evacuate quickly and safely no matter what the circumstances.

For example, it these tsunami inundation maps after a Cascadia earthquake, they have predicted where Kitsap County could expect to see wave impacts and depths. People who live in the highlighted areas should have a plan to immediately move to higher ground after an earthquake and wait for official notification it is safe to return.

Wildfires are not predictable so people need to have a personal plan and have evacuation supplies ready to go in the event of a fire breaking out. For more information on evacuations, visit Ready.Gov.