Wildfires and other emergencies can be chaotic and stressful, so planning ahead is critical! Yorba Linda is prone to damaging wildfires and other disasters that could require you to evacuate your home with little or no warning. While the City of Yorba Linda and our public safety partners have planned and trained extensively, including creating evacuation zones, we need you to do your part too. Residents play an essential role in their own protection by making their own preparation for disasters. So, we encourage everyone to Know Your Way and identify all the ways to exit their neighborhood. Since there is no one-way to safety that fits all disaster scenarios, knowing multiple routes to get out of your community is critical.
To help you identify your neighborhood exits, we encourage residents to visit the Know Your Way page. Then, search your address to learn your evacuation zone’s name and view your zone’s informational flyer to learn more about your neighborhood exits. During an evacuation, the City will refer to these zones by name when we send out AlertOC emergency alerts, so don’t forget to sign up to receive emergency notifications at www.alertoc.com.
The City will be hosting wildfire community preparedness meetings soon to dive deeper into this topic, in addition to other important wildfire information. We'll be announcing those dates shortly, but you can sign up to receive an email invitation so you won't miss it.