Updates on OC’s storm emergency…




[pics by Bruce Chambers of the Register]

UPDATE Wednesday, 5:30 PM

Mission Viejo HS Shelter Closed

The shelter operating at Mission Viejo High School is now closed.  Residents displaced due to the severe weather conditions may go to the following shelters:

  • El Modena High School, 3920 Spring Street, Orange.
  • Laguna Beach High School, 625 Park Avenue, Laguna Beach.

Residents are urged to register their cell phones and e-mail addresses online at www.alertoc.com to receive important emergency notifications.  The phone numbers registered will be called only if the registered address is affected by an emergency situation.  More evacuation information is available at prepareoc.org.

The Public Information Hotline number is 714-628-7085.  Residents are encouraged to monitor local news outlets for the latest information.

UPDATE Wednesday, 3:10 PM


Modjeska Canyon Road from Santiago Canyon Road to Modjeska Grande
Black Star Canyon Road
Santiago Canyon Road from the 241 to Ridgeline
Santiago Canyon Kitterman Bridge
Trabuco Canyon Road past Rose Canyon
Live Oak Canyon Road
Pacific Coast Highway from Palisades to Camino Capistrano
PCH southbound between Warner and Seapointe
Harding Canyon Bridge
Ortega Hwy at La Pata
241 N/B between 133 & 261
Paseo De Valencia at Health Center Dr.
Rose Canyon
133 Tollroad between 4th and the 73 Tollroad
Oso Pkwy W/B at Antonion Pkwy (#2&3 lanes closed)
Laguna Canyon Rd from the 73 Tollroad to Downtown
Lake Forest Drive between Muirlands and Jeronimo
Silverado Canyon Road (open for residents until 5 PM)

Williams Canyon
Silverado Canyon for following roads: This a Way; That a Way; Grundy Lane, Sullman Lane, Bond, Kitterman, White Canyon, Monty Land and Hide A Way, Anderson Way and By the Way.

Voluntary Evacuation on Bell Road in Dove Canyon. Evacuation in San Juan Capistrano adjacent to San Juan Creek was lifted at 3 PM.

Residents may receive emergency alerts on their cell phones and e-mail addresses by registering online at www.alertoc.com. More evacuation information is available at prepareoc.org.

If you have any access or functional needs, call the Public Information Hotline at 714-628-7085. Residents are encouraged to monitor local news outlets for the latest information.

Tuesday, Dec. 21: This just over the fabled “transom” from the folks who keep our County running:

Proclamation of Local Emergency Issued Due to Severe Winter Storms

(Santa Ana, CA) — Orange County Board of Supervisors Chair Janet Nguyen has issued a Proclamation of Local Emergency for the County of Orange due to the severe winter storms currently affecting the county.

The proclamation cites existing conditions related to the storms that began on December 18 as well as forecast weather conditions that may result in flooding, debris flows, utility outages and damage from tidal surge. “Proclaiming an emergency allows the County to request additional resources as needed to respond
to changing conditions,” said Donna Boston, the County’s Emergency Manager. “The County is actively managing response to any emergency incidents reported and is coordinating its response with all cities in the county. Having the proclamation of local emergency in place widens the County’s response capabilities during these storms.”

The County has also received State approval to operate the two emergency shelter locations on a 24/7 basis during this weather event, offering continuous shelter opportunities for the homeless. The shelters are located in the National Guard armories in Santa Ana at 612 E. Warner and in Fullerton at 400 S. Brookhurst.
County staff will assist with the shelter operations during these extended hours.

Orange County residents are encouraged to monitor weather conditions through Wednesday and give special attention to any weather watches or warnings issued for their area.

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