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Know your emergency evacuation zone

 

Sonoma County has established standardized evacuation zone maps designed to help residents be ready for an emergency that may require them to evacuate their homes.

According to 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.”

County emergency officials say knowing your evacuation zone number is a key element of a disaster preparedness plan. Emergency officials urge residents to write down their zone number and consider learning the zones near their residence to help them better understand the level of risk to their property when an emergency arises. It also is important to know the evacuation zone of your workplace and of your children’s school.

Make an evacuation plan. Find your zone on the map below and enter your address at https://socoemergency. org/evacuation-map/ to confirm it. For support by phone, call Sonoma County at 211.

Sign up for SoCoAlert at https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF7053564662 or call (707) 565-1369.

Sign up for Nixle alerts at Nixle.com or text your zip code to 888777.

In the event of an evacuation, follow your plan and follow the guidance of first responders.

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