Evacuating the Ranch in an emergency is a challenge. There are only a few routes out of Portola Valley. Knowing ahead of time where the emergency exits are, driving escape routes in advance, and having access to reliable information on conditions can save your life. NOTE: Do not wait for an evacuation order. If you think you may need to evacuate, get out NOW. Read up on evacuation procedures BEFORE you need them:
Practice makes perfect, so please participate in scheduled drills when possible to ensure a timely response in the event of an emergency. During an emergency, it is imperative to stay informed:
- Register for SMCAlert
- Set your cell phone to allow for 'Emergency Alerts'
- Get information on CalFire incidents at fire.ca.gov/incidents
- Track the status of local emergencies at firedispatch.com