Are you ready to evacuate?
By being prepared to evacuate early, you give your family the best chance of surviving a wildland fire. You also help firefighters by keeping roads clear of congestion, enabling them to move more freely and do their job in a safer environment. A key part of being ready to evacuate is know your evacuation zone.
Within Sonoma County, governments have worked together and established standardized evacuation zones to help with orderly mass evacuations in times of disasters. It is critically important to memorize your zone for your residence and your workplace, and to include your zone name in your home emergency evacuation plan. Additionally, it is a good idea to share your zone with visiting friends and family for their own situational awareness.
You can find your zone for home and work by accessing Sonoma County’s Evacuation Map. With this online interactive map, you simply type in an address and it will tell you what your evacuation zone is. For example, if I put the address of 65 Stony Point Road, the zone is “SRS-Northwest3.” Then if an evacuation order is ordered for SRS-Northwest3, I know it is my time to evacuate.
To learn what your home and work evacuation zones are, simply go here: https://sonomacounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/instant/lookup/index.html?appid=58500b81c61148279263bed52403c81a
For more information, visit the County of Sonoma Department of Emergency Management’s Emergency Readiness, Response, and Recovery Evacuation webpage: https://socoemergency.org/