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Evacuation Warning (Voluntary) issued for Bond Fire burn area

Effective Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at 10 a.m. an Evacuation Warning (Voluntary) will be issued for Silverado Canyon, Williams Canyon and Modjeska 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 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 29 until 4 p.m. Thursday, December 30 for the expected rain event. The Evacuation Warning (Voluntary) is expected to be in place through the Flash Flood Watch.

Canyon residents are strongly encouraged to prepare and evacuate before 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 29, especially those with disabilities, access and/or functional needs, and/or 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 information about animal or large animal evacuations should call Orange County Animal Care at 714-935-6848 during normal hours from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. or 714-259-1122 during after-hours from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.

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.

Due to road closures in the area, the Library of the Canyons will be closed Wednesday, December 29.

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 – as of 10 a.m. December 29, 2021)
  • Williams Canyon – Evacuation Warning (VOLUNTARY – as of 10 a.m. December 29, 2021)
  • Modjeska Canyon – Evacuation Warning (VOLUNTARY – as of December 29, 2021 at 10 a.m.)

Soft Road Closures

  • Soft road closures will be in place at canyon entrances beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 29, 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 County of Orange Social Service Agency and the American Red Cross will work to establish a Care and Reception Center to provide information and shelter to evacuated residents if requested by residents in the impacted areas. Should a Care and Reception Center open, it will be posted on social media at @OCGovCA.

Orange County Public Works, Orange County Animal Care, 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:

Twitter: @OCGovCA               Facebook:@OCGov                 Instagram: @OCGov

Twitter: @OCSheriff               Facebook: @OCSheriff           Instagram: @OCSheriff

Twitter: @OCPublicWorks      Facebook: @OCPublicWorks  Instagram: @OCPublicWorks

Twitter: @OCAnimalCare       Facebook: @OCAnimalCare   Instagram: @OCAnimalCare

Twitter: @OCFireAuthority     Facebook: @OCFireAuthority Instagram: @OCFireAuthority

This article was released by the County of Orange.