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Sonoma County releases permanent evacuation zone map

Remember your zone number

Sonoma County Sheriff ’s Office released official evacuation zone maps on May 21 designed to help residents be ready for an emergency that may require them to evacuate their homes.

Evacuation zones are now standardized. In the past, they were different for each incident. Now zone designations will remain the same, and residents are urged to learn their evacuation zones and be ready to go when an evacuation order is issued. The maps show evacuation zones for unincorporated areas in Sonoma County as well as most of the incorporated communities.

“With wildfire season upon us, these official evacuation zone maps are an essential part of doing everything we can to make sure our families and neighbors are safe if disaster strikes,” said Supervisor Lynda Hopkins, Chair of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. “We all need to learn our zones and know what to do and where to go if our zone is ordered to evacuate.”

To find your zone, go to: www. socoemergency.org/evacuationmap. You can also dial 211 on your phone to get help finding your evacuation zone.

County emergency officials say that knowing your evacuation zone number is a key element of a disaster preparedness plan. Residents are urged to write down their zone number and consider learning the zones near their residence to help better understand the level of risk to their property when an emergency arises. It is also important to know the evacuation zone where you work and where your children’s schools are.

More than 190,000 people were evacuated for the 2019 Kincaid Fire.

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