Press Releases

Mandatory Evacuations for Canyon Residents

ORANGE COUNTY OPERATIONAL AREA
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


PRESS RELEASE # 3
Date: December 6, 2007
Time: 1445

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS FOR CANYON RESIDENTS

Mandatory evacuations are ordered for residents living in the areas of Modjeska Canyon, Williams Canyon and Silverado Canyon beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Residents will have access to their homes to retrieve necessary items and pets until approximately 8:00 p.m.  At 8:00 p.m. access to the Canyons will be restricted. 

Residents will not be forced to leave their homes, however, anyone choosing not to evacuate does so at their own risk.

An evacuation center has been set up at El Modena High School, located at 3920 East Spring Street in Orange.

If you have questions please call the Orange County hotline at 714-628-7085.

If you have an emergency please call 911.