Evacuation Zones

What Are Evacuation Zones?

In the event of a wildfire or an emergency situation, law enforcement and fire agencies issue evacuation warnings or evacuation orders for impacted areas. These notices are issued for a Zone with an evacuation Status.

Authorities will use Zone Names in emergency alerts, media releases, and on social media to notify residents which areas are under an evacuation warning or order. Follow the 3 steps to find and remember your zone.

Know Your Zone & Find Current Evacuation Information

zonehaven_zone_nevada_county Opens in new windowIn order to understand whether your area is under an evacuation warning or order, you need to know your Zone Name. It is important to remember your zone name.
1. Go to https://protect.genasys.com/
2. Enter your address into the search bar
3. Find your zone in the pop-up window and write it down.

Download, Save, & Print Static Evacuation Zone Maps

Nevada County Evacuation Zone Maps Opens in new window18”x24” maps are available at the links below and may be printed at your preferred local print shop. Please note, these maps are static. The data is not live and is provided for reference only. For current evacuation information, please visit Genasys Protect (formerly Zonehaven).

Understand Evacuation Status Levels:

πŸŸ₯ Evacuation Order
An immediate threat to life. This is a lawful order to leave now. The area is lawfully closed to public access.

🟨 Evacuation Warning
A potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should leave now.

🟦 Advisory
A notice to be on alert and follow county recommendations.

🟩 Clear To Repopulate
It is safe to return to your home. Be aware of your surroundings and go through the returning home checklist.

πŸŸͺ Shelter In Place
An order to go indoors. Shut and lock doors and windows. Prepare to self-sustain until further notice and/or contacted by emergency personnel for additional direction.

There is no current knowledge of threats affecting your area and that you can carry on with normal activity.