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Updated County Evacuation Terminology

New Evacuation Terminology

In an effort to create consistency the state of California will now use the same terminology throughout the state for evacuation orders.

  • Evacuation Order: Immediate threat to life. This is a lawful order to leave now. The area is lawfully closed to public access.
  • Evacuation Warning: Potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate and those with pets and livestock should leave now.
  • Shelter in Place: Go indoors. Shut and lock doors and windows. Prepare to self-sustain until further notice and/or contacted by emergency personnel for additional direction.

Read the VCStar article for more information