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Lane County Urges Residents To Be Prepared During Extreme Weather

Lane County

With Lane County facing multiple wildfires and another heatwave, officials are urging residents to take precautions and review safety plans.

County Emergency Manager Patence Winningham says increased wildfire risk means everybody should be prepared regardless of if they’ve received an evacuation notice.


“Just packing a bag and asking yourself what do I need to take with me, where are all my important documents, where’s my family who am I going to call, where am I going to go, those are simple steps to help you feel better to take action quickly to move quickly,” she said.


She says it’s important not to wait until the last minute and to leave when you feel unsafe. Winningham also advises to only trust official sources for information and to avoid rumors.


A Red Flag warning has been issued for parts of Lane County for the next few days.



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Melorie Begay is a multimedia journalist for KLCC News. She was the Inaugural KLCC Public Radio Foundation Journalism Fellow. She has a bachelors in Multimedia Journalism from the University of New Mexico. She previously interned at KUNM public radio in Albuquerque, NM and served as a fellow for the online news publication New Mexico In Depth.
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