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Effective Tuesday, November 8th at 4 a.m.: Evacuation Warning (Voluntary) issued for Bond Fire Burn Area

Effective Tuesday, November 8 th at 4 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. A map with detailed depictions of the areas under Evacuation Warning (voluntary) can be found at www.ocsheriff.gov/bondfire.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the burn scar area in effect from Tuesday, November 8 at 4 a.m. until Wednesday, November 9 at 7 a.m. 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 on Tuesday, November 8th at 4 a.m., 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 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 the Evacuation Warning (Voluntary), the Library of the Canyons will be closed on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. As such, the Vote Center held at the Library of the Canyons will be closed on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Residents may find a list of Vote Centers by going to www.ocvote.gov.

Evacuation Areas

  • Silverado Canyon – Evacuation Warning (VOLUNTARY – as of Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 4 a.m.)
  • Williams Canyon – Evacuation Warning (VOLUNTARY – as of Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 4 a.m.
  • Modjeska Canyon – Evacuation Warning (VOLUNTARY – as of Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 4 a.m.

Soft Road Closures

  • Soft road closures will be in place at canyon entrances beginning on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 4 a.m., open to local residents only.

Sheltering

Residents living in the evacuation areas are encouraged to leave early and plan for alternate shelter with friends, family or at a local hotel outside of the evacuation area. Depending on conditions, the Evacuation Warning (Voluntary) may transition to Evacuation Order (Mandatory) with little or no notice, so residents leaving the area are encouraged to plan accordingly.

The County of Orange Social Service Agency and the American Red Cross have established a Care and Reception location for evacuated residents of the Canyons from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at the Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center in the Juniper Room in Mission Viejo. The center is located at 24932 Veteran’s Way, Mission Viejo 92692. On Tuesday evening, the American Red Cross will offer congregate style overnight shelter from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. (time may be adjusted as evacuations are lifted) onsite at the Norman P. Murray Community Center in Mission Viejo at the above address.

The Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center also serves an official voting site for the convenience of residents who may find themselves displaced due to the storm. 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.

This article was released by the County of Orange.