Evacuation Procedure

Evacuation Procedure for Residents


If an evacuation is necessary, the City of West Fargo will issue one of the following evacuation notices.

Immediate Evacuation Alert


It is necessary for residents to evacuate immediately as there is an imminent threat of flooding or other emergency condition. This will be issued for immediate threats with an expected time frame of zero to six hours. Notifications will be through all available means, warning sirens, door-to-door notification, Code Red and media outlets. (An Immediate Evacuation Alert could be specific to a target population or location.)

Evacuation Advisory


Residents are encouraged to evacuate as there is a significant potential threat of flooding or other emergency condition. This will be issued when the expected time frame for the threat is six to 48 hours. Notification will be through Code Red and media outlets. (An evacuation advisory could be specific to a target population or location.)