Public Safety Notification

Public Safety Sirens

Safety is the top priority for PacifiCorp. To ensure public safety at our Lewis River recreational facilities, emergency evacuation sirens have been installed at:

  • Beaver Bay Campground
  • Cougar Campground
  • Cresap Bay Campground

The sirens have been installed as a proactive measure to prevent delays in communication in the unlikely event that sudden flooding forces evacuation of these low-lying camping areas along the reservoirs. These sirens are intended to initiate evacuations of the identified recreation areas only and are not intended to communicate evacuation orders to residents nearby.

The sirens will not be used to alert people for other types of emergencies. Although individuals outside the recreation areas may hear the sirens, they are not expected to take any evacuation actions and should instead listen for emergency information from local authorities. Testing periods will occur outside of the normal camping season and will be communicated to nearby residents and property owners in advance.

Any necessary evacuations at other Lewis River recreational areas will be conducted by PacifiCorp staff or local authorities as appropriate.