Resident's Guide to Evacuations

Fernley's Evacuation Center/Shelter is:

Fernley High School
1300 Highway 95 A
Fernley, Nevada 89408
As designated by
Lyon County Emergency Management
775-463-6551, ext. 0

Create a family disaster planDisasters of all types - wildfire, flood, tornado, earthquake, hazardous material spill, winter storm - can strike quickly and without warning. You can cope with disaster by preparing in advance and working together. The following steps will help you get started.

1. Meet with your family and discuss types of disasters that could occur.
Explain how to prepare and respond to each type of disaster. Discuss where to go and what to bring if advised to evacuate. Discuss possible evacuation routes for each type of disaster. Practice what you have discussed.

2. Plan how your family will stay in contact if separated by disaster.

Pick two meeting places:

  • a location which is a safe distance from your home in case of a home fire
  • a location outside your neighborhood in case you cannot return home.

Choose an out-of-state friend as a “check-in contact” for everyone to call.

3. Complete these steps: 
Post emergency telephone numbers by every telephone. Show responsible family members how and when to shut off water, gas and electricity at the main switches or valves. Contact your local fire department to learn about home fire hazards. Learn first aid and CPR. Have a 72-hour survival kit available. Contact your local American Red Cross chapter for information and training.