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Evacuation Order (Mandatory) Issued for Bond Fire Burn Area

Santa Ana, Calif. (November 8, 2022): Effective at 9 a.m. an Evacuation Order (Mandatory) will be issued for Silverado Canyon, Williams Canyon and Modjeska in the Bond Fire burn area due to possible debris flows along or near the burn scar.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the burn scar area in effect from Tuesday, November 8 at 4 a.m. until Wednesday, November 9 at 7 a.m. for the rain event.

Hard road closures will be in effect at 9 a.m. and access in and out of the Canyons will be restricted to public safety and public works vehicles.

Any person with disabilities and those with access and/or functional needs requiring evacuation assistance should call Orange County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch at 714-647-7000.

To report storm-related issues with a County road or flood control channel, call the Orange County Public Works Storm Center 714-955-0200 during standard business hours and 714-955-0333 during flash flood events and emergencies when OC Public Works’ Department Operations Center is activated.

Due to the Evacuation Order (Mandatory), the Library of the Canyons will be closed on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. As such, the Vote Center held at the Library of the Canyons will be closed on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Residents may find a list of Vote Centers by going to

A map with detailed depictions of the areas under mandatory evacuation may be found at

Evacuation Areas

  • Silverado Canyon - Evacuation Order (Mandatory – as of November 8, 2022 at 9 a.m.)
  • Williams Canyon - Evacuation Order (Mandatory – as of November 8, 2022 at 9 a.m.)
  • Modjeska Canyon - Evacuation Order (Mandatory – as of November 8, 2022 at 9 a.m.


Hard Road Closures

  • Hard road closures will be in place at canyon entrances beginning at November 8, 2022 at 9 a.m.

Residents living in the evacuation areas are encouraged to leave early and plan for alternate shelter with friends, family or at a local hotel outside of the evacuation area.

The County of Orange Social Service Agency and the American Red Cross have established a Care and Reception location for evacuated residents of the Canyons from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at the Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center in the Juniper Room in Mission Viejo. The center is located at 24932 Veteran’s Way, Mission Viejo 92692. On Tuesday evening, the American Red Cross will offer congregate style overnight shelter from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. (time may be adjusted) onsite at the Norman P. Murray Community Center in Mission Viejo at the above address.

The Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center also serves an official voting site for the convenience of residents who may find themselves displaced due to the storm.

Pets and Large Animals
OC Animal Care is open to house dogs, cats and small pets for Orange County residents under mandatory evacuation orders. The shelter is at 1630 Victory Road Tustin, CA 92782. If possible, please bring photo identification, veterinary/vaccination records, special food, and medications along with your animals. The OC Fair and Events Center has been opened for large animal owners under evacuation. The daily care as well as feed, medications, and other necessary supplies will be the responsibility of the animal owner. Please call (714) 708-1588 to ensure they can accommodate your animals. Staff will be available 24/7 to answer calls at the OC Fair and Events Center. The OC Fair and Events Center is located at 88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626. For large animal sheltering, enter at Gate 5 off Arlington Drive.

While evacuating, please ensure that vehicles such as large trailers do not block roadways as this may impact the ability of first responders to travel to impacted areas.
Orange County Public Works, Orange County Animal Care, the Orange County Fire Authority and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department are working in Unified Command.

Residents are encouraged to check regularly for updates through local media, on the County of Orange’s website – - and on social media following #OCCanyonFlood at:

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Twitter: @OCSheriff Facebook: @OCSheriff Instagram: @OCSheriff
Twitter: @OCPublicWorks Facebook: @OCPublicWorks Instagram: @OCPublicWorks
Twitter: @OCAnimalCare Facebook: @OCAnimalCare Instagram: @OCAnimalCare
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