- Regularly clean the roof and gutters.
- Maintain an area approximately 30’ away from you home that is free of anything that will burn, such as wood piles, dried leaves, newspapers and other brush.
- Connect garden hoses long enough to reach any area of the home and fill garbage cans, tubs, or other large containers with water.
- Review your homeowner's insurance policy and also prepare/update a list of your home's contents.
- Turn on your TV/radio. You’ll get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.
- Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the route to take and have plan of where you will go. Check-in with your friends and family.
- Keep your car fueled, in good condition, and stocked with emergency supplies and a change of clothes.
Take shorter showers.
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving.
- Run the washer less frequently and only when you have a full load.
- Water your lawn less frequently and do so when the temperature is cooler in the early morning or late evening.
- When you run the tap to heat or cool water, keep a pitcher to store the water and use it to water plants.
- Avoid washing your car.
Practice fire prevention
- Don't set off fireworks when conditions are dry.
- Deposit cigarette butts in the proper receptacle to avoid starting a
- Pour water over camp fires and backyard fire pits to ensure they are completely out before leaving them unattended.
Follow directions from local officials. If there are restrictions on water usage, be sure to heed them.
To learn more, visit https://www.ready.gov/wildfires and https://www.ready.gov/drought