Holy Fire Mandatory Evacuations // Canyon Fire Burn Area Storm Readiness
MANDATORY EVACUATIONS FOR RESIDENTS NEAR THE HOLY FIRE BURN AREA
With storms predicted for the Holy Fire burn area today (1/14/19), a MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER has been issued for residents in the following zones: Amorose, Glen Eden, Maitri, Alberhill, Grace, McVicker A, Glen Ivy A, Glen Ivy B, Horsethief A, Rice, Laguna A, and Withrow A.
People in these zones MUST GO NOW. Rainstorms carry the potential for dangerous debris flows that can send mud, boulders and trees crashing down hillsides.
It is critical that residents look online at www.RivCoReady.org/StormReady and scroll down to the zone maps to determine the zone in which they live and the status of that zone. Residents in the Holy burn area should verify the zone where they live because some boundaries have changed since previous evacuation warnings. A care and reception center is open at Temescal Canyon High School, 28755 El Toro Road in Lake Elsinore. Small animals are being accepted at the San Jacinto Animal Campus, located at 581 S. Grand Ave. in San Jacinto. Residents who need to evacuate large animals should contact Riverside County Animal Services at (951) 358-7387.
Because debris flows can happen with little to no warning, emergency officials might only be able to provide residents a few minutes’ notice, or none at all. As always, residents are urged to remain vigilant and take personal responsibility for their safety.
Residents with RVs/ Motorhomes are being provided free hookups at Lake Skinner Recreation Area, 37701 Warren Road in Winchester and Rancho Jurupa Regional Park, 4800 Crestmore Road in Jurupa Valley.
If your home is in an at-risk area, it is critical that you understand the seriousness of the situation and are always prepared. Please go to www.RivCoReady.org/StormReady to find out if you live in an at-risk area. For more information or to register for emergency alerts, go to www.RivCoReady.org.
FOR CORONA RESIDENTS IN CANYON FIRE BURN AREAS
There is a possibility of heavy periods of rain occurring today in the Canyon Fire burn area. Residents in the area are asked to remain vigilant, stay alert, and monitor information sources. Those living in this area should follow city information and think about what to do should they be asked to leave their homes. Officials will provide warning if possible but may only be able to alert the public with just a few minutes notice for future evacuations. It is critical that you remain vigilant and take personal responsibility for your surroundings.
Remember to Sign up for Emergency Notifications! The City of Corona has a local notification system that will send telephone notifications to resident and business during an emergency. Only land-lines are in the system. Register your cell phone number and select if you would like to receive an additional notification by email and/or text. Visit www.CoronaCA.gov/ENS to register!
Sandbags are available! In preparation for the upcoming storm, up to ten free pre-filled sandbags are available for Corona Residents at Santana Park. There are also sandbags at Fire Station #5 at Canyon Crest for residents of the Canyon Fire Burn Area.
Remember when rainfall events are predicted regardless of how large or small, stay vigilant as weather can change quickly.