How Are Evacuation Zones Determined?

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Does anyone know how evacuation zones are developed? Are they always numbered forever, or are the number zones decided for each incident?

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a-1540309946 Dec 20, 2017 09:30 AM
How Are Evacuation Zones Determined?

Is there a pre-ordained zone or are the zones established when there's an incident. I went to the link that JOE G recommended, but there was no number given to the area of Hollister/Puente. So, the great work of folks no longer with SB County did...or didn't?...include numberering ahead of a disaster?

Joe G Dec 20, 2017 04:15 PM
How Are Evacuation Zones Determined?

It's my recollection that those zones were created once and did not change. As for the numbering, cursor over and click on the "STB..." and it will pop up with a zone number.

a-1540309946 Dec 20, 2017 06:47 AM
How Are Evacuation Zones Determined?

JOE G, do you know where we look online to find out what zone our neighborhood is in? I live near Hollister/Puente, in Noleta (between Santa Barbara and Goleta). It would be nice if the county publicized zones, so when they say a certain zone is now in the evacuation area, it's understood right away, rather than relying on, "bordered by this on the east, that on the west, this on the south,"...

Joe G Dec 20, 2017 08:26 AM
How Are Evacuation Zones Determined?

This should help. Compare the location of your house to the map at the link below. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1ASoCEnK1yHaI2Of55E92EXF69JdFdIp-&hl=en_US&ll=34.46567501279579%2C-119.71783062591555&z=13

Joe G Dec 19, 2017 04:19 PM
How Are Evacuation Zones Determined?

Developed during the Zaca Fire (2007) activation of the Emergency Operations Center. Some great folks from County Sheriff, County Fire, County Public Works, and the Office of Emergency Management worked together to create that evacuation map. Factors including topography, available roads, and population were combined to create zones that would allow for the most effective evacuation of citizens during a large wildfire event. We used "trigger points" during the fire as a way to initiate evacuation warnings and orders. Some great work by folks who are mostly no longer with SB County.

a-1540309946 Dec 19, 2017 04:13 PM
How Are Evacuation Zones Determined?

It appears to be zoned based on just this fire and the populations. If you go to the evacuation article edhat has up, there is a population map there as well. But.. I also have no idea, just a best guess based on the fire's direction.

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