Evacuation Order (Mandatory Evacuation)

If an evacuation order (mandatory evacuation) is issued, do not hesitate to leave immediately, you may have very limited time to evacuate so every second counts!

Your foremost concern is for you and your family; life safety comes before property conservation. Do the following immediately, hesitation could be dangerous.

  • Gather your family and pets to evacuate. (Place pets in carriers or on leashes).

  • Gather important documents (insurance policies, marriage & birth certificates) and any pictures, photo albums or other important items you can quickly gather without jeopardizing your safety or taking too much time.

  • Leave immediately! If evacuation routes were provide to you, utilize those routes unless the situation changes and causes the route to be unsafe.

When ordered to evacuate, do not hesitate, leave immediately! If you do not evacuate, you potentially place first responders in harm’s way or take them away from doing their job in controlling the incident because they need to stay behind for you; or worse yet, you will be on your own and public safety personnel may not be able to return to assist you if needed.

Opt in for Burbank Community Alert, the City of Burbank’s Emergency Public Notification System and get alerted about emergencies and other important community information. This system enables the City of Burbank to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as wildfires, hazardous materials incidents, severe weather, missing persons, evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods or other urgent information.

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how.