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News Release
Level 2
Level 2
Portion of Little River Road has Been Reduced to Level 2 (Photo) - 09/13/20

GLIDE, Ore. - In conjunction with fire officials, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office is announcing a reduction in the Level 3 evacuation orders for a portion of Little River Road. 

Beginning at 9:00 PM on, Sunday, September 13, 2020, residents living on Little River Road from Highway 138E to Buckhorn Road are now under a Level 2 "Be Set" evacuation notice.

LEVEL 2 "BE SET" means: YOU MUST PREPARE TO LEAVE AT A MOMENTS NOTICE. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk. THIS MAY BE THE ONLY NOTICE YOU RECEIVE. Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. 

"The reduction in these areas does not mean that the danger is gone. Residents, if deciding to return, must continue to monitor official sources of information and be prepared to leave at a moment's notice if the situation changes," said Sgt. Brad O'Dell. "Something residents should also be aware of is the current hazardous air quality in the area. Those with heart or lung health conditions, young children and those who are elderly should really take caution with the smoke."

Wildfire smoke has created very hazardous air quality conditions in Douglas County, conditions remain some of the worst air quality in the state. People with underlying lung or heart conditions, the elderly, children and pregnant woman are most at risk for health consequences of wildfire smoke pollution but at the current hazardous levels, all people should do their best to stay inside where air is cleaner. The current air quality index in Roseburg was 576 this morning at 10 am, compared to the top 10 cities worldwide with air quality index averaging 110-160 daily. 

“We are experiencing extremely hazardous air conditions in the Umpqua Valley, due to wildfire smoke. Please take precautions to stay inside, filter your air flow inside when you can, don’t exercise outside and watch for respiratory distress. Please take special care of those loved ones with underlying lung or heart conditions, monitor air conditions throughout the day and do your best to stay inside until conditions improve.” Dr.  Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Heath Officer.

OregonAir, a free phone app, is a helpful site to monitor air conditions. Oregon Smoke information is a helpful website that also reports air quality. (http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/?m=1). 

Current evacuation maps can be found at www.dcso.com/evacuations.

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