Evacuation Warning Issued for Carmel, River and Dolan Fire Burn Scar Areas
posted 4 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
WHEN: Effective January 25th at 4:00 p.m. WHERE: Carmel, River and Dolan Fires burn scar areas WHAT: The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has issued an Evacuation Warning for areas within and two miles downslope of the Carmel Fire, River Fire, and Dolan Fire burn scars due to the upcoming atmospheric river and the high likelihood for debris flows. There is also currently a Flash Flood Watch in place.
Beginning late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning, 8 to 10 inches of rain predicted over the course of the storm in the Santa Lucia Mountains and Los Padres National Forest in Monterey County, which would impact all wildfire burn scar areas.
The Evacuation Warning will be upgraded to an Evacuation Order if the Flash Flood Watch in place upgrades to a Flash Flood Warning, but those who live in dangerous areas are highly encouraged to consider leaving sooner for their safety. Due to heavy winds, those who need to leave one of the impacted areas could find exit routes impassable. Once an Evacuation Order has been issued there will likely be less than 30 minutes to evacuate.
An Evacuation Warning means individuals need to be prepared to leave immediately with a ‘go bag’ and planned evacuation route. If your situation requires more time to evacuate than an Evacuation Order allows, consider leaving early to avoid delays due to traffic congestion.
An Evacuation Order is expected to be issued at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26th. If you feel that your life is in danger, do not wait for an emergency notification. To find out what evacuation zone you are in, please visit: https://montereyco.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=8bf14faf5680431a8c961274ced2245f
Winter Storm Preparedness: http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/winterstorm
To register for emergency alerts, visit: http://www.alertmontereycounty.org
To receive text message updates, text: Text “MCWINTER” to 888777
Thanks to Big Sur Kate for this update
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