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  • Saturday, January 26, 2008

     

    STORM WATCH: Flash Flood Warning Issued- Voluntary Evacuation and Mandatory Large Animal Evacuation

    STORM WATCH: 1/26/08 Flash Flood Warning Issued: Voluntary Evacuation and Mandatory Large Animal Evacuation

    The Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the O.C. Fire Authority and the O.C. Chief Executive Officer has issued a voluntary evacuation order for Modjeska, Harding, Silverado and Williams Canyons. A Mandatory Evacuation order has been issued for “special needs” residents and large animals.

    The Orange County Animal Control Services in Orange is accepting 30 dogs and 20 cats from the canyon burn areas (call 714-935-6848). The OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa is accepting large animals from the canyon burn areas with a prior confirmation (please bring all supplies). Please call 714-708-1588 to confirm large animal relocations.

    Presently the OC Emergency Center is not open and any question should be directed to the O.C. Sherriff Departments dispatcher at 714-647-7000.


    EL MODENA HIGH SCHOOL OPEN AS EVACUATION CENTER

    El Modena High School in Orange has been opened as an evacuation center for people evacuating the canyon burn areas.

    FLASH FLOOD WARNING
    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Orange County indicating that flash flooding is likely between Midnight Saturday night and Sunday morning. Total storm precipitation amounts of 2-4 inches is possible at the coast and 4 to 8 inches on south and southwest facing mountain slopes

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