"Know Your Zone" Emergency Tool

Post Date:09/09/2019 11:24 AM

West Sacramento has been working with Yolo County’s Office of Emergency Services to create a new evacuation plan with "zones" providing instructions to all residents on how to proceed in the event of emergency. Each zone has specific evacuation routes and rally points. In the event of an emergency, residents of one or more zones may be directed to evacuate depending on water flows, fire burn direction and other factors.

Yolo is the first county in the state to create evacuation zones and identify primary evacuation routes using interactive maps. Please familiarize yourself with the “Know Your Zone” online tool. When an event is imminent or existing, emergency managers will determine which zones are most at risk considering the intensity, path, speed and other meteorological factors. Emergency managers will work with local media and use social media and other tools to notify residents of impacted zones and what they should do to stay safe. Depending on the emergency, being safe might mean staying at home, a short trip to higher ground, or traveling to a different region of the county or state.

If you have any questions about the "Know Your Zone" tool, please contact oes@yolocounty.org. 

 

For more information about emergency preparedness in West Sacramento or to sign up for Yolo Alert, please visit the Emergency Preparedness webpage.

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