Press Releases

Orange County Emergency Operations Center and Public Information Hotlines Activated

ORANGE COUNTY OPERATIONAL AREA
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


PRESS RELEASE # 1
Date: December 6, 2007
Time: 1100

ORANGE COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER AND PUBLIC INFORMATION HOTLINES ACTIVATED

The County of Orange activated and staffed the Emergency Operations Center with County agency representatives at 1100 hours on December 6, 2007.  The Public Information Hotline has been staffed and is ready to accept calls of inquiry in regard to evacuations in the Canyon communities of Orange County.

The Public Information Hotline phone number is (714) 628-7085.  All resources and support personnel have been identified and are on standby ready to mobilize other areas of the Emergency Operations Center when needed. 

Due to the prediction of heavy rain and the danger of mudslides in the area of the Santiago Fire, the following orders and advisories are in effect.

Mandatory evacuation of large animals is ordered at 1100 hours for Modjeska, Silverado and Williams Canyons. The Orange County Fairgrounds has been designated as a reception area for evacuated large animals

Voluntary evacuations for residents are in effect at 1100 hours for Modjeska, Silverado and Williams Canyons. An evacuation center has been set up at El Modena High School, located at 3920 East Spring Street in Orange.

Mandatory evacuations for residents of Modjeska, Silverado and Williams Canyons will take effect at 1700 hours.

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

If you have an emergency please call 911.