Evacuation Zones

What Are Evacuation Zones?

Nevada County_ZoneLegendIn 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.

Find & Know Your Zone zonehaven_zone_nevada_county

In 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 community.zonehaven.com
2. Enter your address into the search bar
3. Find your zone in the pop-up window and write it down.

(Download Know Your Zone print at home instructions and reminder card here)

Download Evacuation Zone Maps
Click to access the Evacuation Zone Map Packet for hardcopy maps of the evacuation zones in Nevada County.

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Understand Evacuation Status Levels:Evacuation Status Levels

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.

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.

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.