Holiday Puzzle 6 | It’s about timing!

by | Dec 19, 2023 | 2023 Holiday Puzzles, News, Training, Wildfire

A disaster, such as a wildfire or hurricane, is coming! When should you evacuate?

  1. When the newscasters make dire predictions about bad weather.
  2. When an evacuation warning is issued.
  3. When forest animals are running past you.
  4. When an evacuation order is issued.
  5. After you’ve packed the car, tidied the house, and you’re sure you have everything.
  6. When you actually see fire, water, or the whites of their eyes.
  7. Never!

For a hint and to learn more about evacuation timing, read our article.

Open to reveal the answer

You have to decide for yourself what you must do — Get meds? Pets? Supplies? — before leaving, but …

Earlier is always better than later.

The longer you wait to evacuate, the more you risk running into problems when you do. Traffic gets worse as more people leave, roads may close because of increasing danger, and hotel rooms, campgrounds and shelters fill up. If you wait too long, you risk being trapped, unable to get out, and emergency crews may not be able to get in. So, …

If you are unsure, feel threatened, or lose power or communications, leave!

In other words, no later than

4. When an evacuation order is issued.

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