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Posted on: December 13, 2021

OC Sheriff Issues Evacuation Warning for Canyon Areas Impacted by Fires

Effective Monday December 13, 2021, at 2 p.m. an Evacuation Warning (Voluntary) is issued for Silverado Canyon, Williams Canyon and Modjeska Canyon in the Bond Fire burn area due to possible debris flows along or near the burn scar. 

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the burn scar area in effect from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, December 14, 2021, for the expected rain event. The Evacuation Warning (Voluntary) is expected to be in place through the Flash Flood Watch. 

If the National Weather Service issues a Flash Flood Warning, meaning a flash flood is imminent, an Evacuation Order (Mandatory) will be issued for Silverado Canyon, Williams Canyon and Modjeska Canyon. 

Canyon residents are strongly encouraged to prepare and evacuate now, especially those with disabilities, access and/or functional needs, and canyon residents with large animals. 

Any person with disabilities and those with access and/or functional needs requiring evacuation assistance should call Orange County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch at 714-647-7000. 

Any person needing assistance with animal or large animal evacuations should call Orange County Animal Care 714-935-6848. 

To report storm-related issues with a County road or flood control channel, call the Orange County Public Works Storm Center 714-955-0200 during standard business hours and 714-955-0333 during flash flood events and emergencies when OC Public Works’ Department Operations Center is activated. 

A map with detailed depictions of the areas under voluntary evacuation warning can be found at www.ocsheriff.gov/bondfire 

Evacuation Areas

• Silverado Canyon - Evacuation Warning (VOLUNTARY)

• Williams Canyon - Evacuation Warning (VOLUNTARY)

• Modjeska Canyon - Evacuation Warning (VOLUNTARY) 

Soft Road Closures

• Soft road closures will be in place at canyon entrances beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday, December 14, 2021, open to local traffic only 

Sheltering

Residents are encouraged to leave early and plan for alternate shelter with friends, family or at a local hotel outside of the evacuation area. The Orange County Social Services Agency and the American Red Cross are working to establish a Care and Reception Center to provide information and shelter to evacuated residents. The Care and Reception Center location will be shared via @OCSheriff social media as soon as it is available. 

Orange County Public Works, the Orange County Fire Authority and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department are working in Unified Command. Residents are encouraged to check regularly for updates through local media and on Facebook and Twitter following #OCCanyonFlood at: 

@OCSheriff

@ocfireauthority (Twitter)

@OrangeCountyFireAuthority (Facebook)

@OCPublicWorks

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