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COMMUNITY ALERT: SCHEDULED VOLUNTARY EVACUATION IN SILVERADO CANYON

 

A voluntary evacuation for the Silverado Canyon burn area is planned by the County Emergency Operations Center tomorrow, February 17 at 9 a.m., due to potential flooding and debris flows. The evacuation advisory is for homes east of 30311 Silverado Canyon Road. Sheriff Deputies will be making PA announcements, Thursday afternoon regarding this action.

The National Weather Service warns that significant rainfall is expected late Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. Evacuation routes can quickly become impassable due to mud, debris or flooding. The public is warned that heavy rain, with subsequent flooding and debris flows are possible.

  • Homes against steep slopes that were burnt during the Silverado Fire are urged to follow the voluntary evacuation. Beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, only residents will be allowed to enter the areas under the voluntary evacuation. 
  •  Sandbags for canyon residents are available at OC Fire Authority’s Station 14 at 29402 Silverado Canyon Road. The Modjeska lot will be open from 10am to 2pm. Please remember to bring a photo ID
  • A care and reception center will be established at the Silverado Community Center Friday at 9am
  • Residents with large animals should follow their personal plans to move their animals before the rainfall tomorrow morning.  Those needing assisting with shelter horses, goats, pigs and cows can contact Connie Nelson at (714) 649-3331
  • Any person with disabilities and those with access and/or functional needs requiring assistance in evacuating should call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at (714) 647-7000
  • OC Animal Care will provide boarding at no charge to residents of the evacuation area with proof of address. We will be accepting dogs, cats, and other small animals
  • Any person with disabilities and those with access and/or functional needs requiring assistance in evacuating should call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at (714) 647-7000.

Residents are urged to monitor local media for the most up-to-date information, as well as follow @OCPublicWorks, OrangeCountyEOC, @OCFA_PIO and @OCSD on Twitter