10/12 - we pulled the truck out onto the road in case we needed to make a quick getaway. Our neighbors had all left before sunrise when ash was raining down on our homes and we were advised by the sherrif's department to evacuate.
This lasted a few minutes due to the direction of the wind, then blew past us. Once they left, they weren't allowed back into the area. We kept them up to date from our cell phone - we had no power.