Ross Valley Fire Department wil conduct a joint evacuation drill for the southeast quadrant of Sleepy Hollow and the Cascade Canyon area of Fairfax Saturday, June 29, at 9am. Sleepy Hollow residents in the evacuation zone, and Fairfax residents in Cascade Canyon, will receive a message through the Alert Marin warning system announcing that the voluntary evacuation drill has started and they should immediately evacuate to Drake High School. Car pooling is encouraged. When you arrive at Drake High School, we request that you sign in at registration and we invite you to stay for an informative Safety Fair. All residents of Sleepy Hollow are encouraged to attend the Safety Fair, even if you do not live in the zone participating in the evacuation drill.
Evacuation drills enable public safety personnel to practice interagency coordination, test communication systems, and review evacuation procedures including traffic management. These drills encourage residents to take action to prepare themselves for a real life emergency. All residents should use this drill as an opportunity to revisit their Family Emergency Plan, double check that they are signed up for Alert Marin, check their Go Bag, and review FIRESafe MARIN's Wildfire Evacuation Checklist.
A few key points to remember include: evacuation is most likely to take place on a “red flag” day when you should be on maximum alert; if you receive and evacuation order leave immediately; if you receive an evacuation warning, leave as soon as possible; know how to open your garage door if there is no power and/or park your car in your driveway facing out; have your Go Kit packed; have your pet and pet carrier ready to go; dress in protective clothing; check on or call neighbors to make sure they are prepared and ready to leave; assist elderly or disabled neighbors if you can.
This year's evacuation zone includes the following streets in Sleepy Hollow:
- Butterfield Rd (east side south of Green Valley Ct.)
- Green Valley Ct
- Butterfield Ln
- Deer Hollow Rd
- Fawn Dr
- Fawn Ct
- Fox Ln
- Oak Crest Dr
- The Alameda (above 314)