Check Your Address for Debris Flow Risks

Several hillsides in the CZU Fire burn scar continue to be at high-risk for debris flow during rainstorms. To verify your risk level, enter your address in the map linked here. If you are in a debris flow area, continue reading this page to strengthen your emergency preparedness.

Debris Flow Alert Notification and Evacuation Warning


Visit Zonehaven for debris flow evacuation information.

When significant rainstorms present the potential to produce a debris flow, fire and law enforcement agencies will activate Zonehaven, the county evacuation alert application.  Zonehaven will map the areas with evacuation notices.

Zonehaven’s legend:

  • Normal Conditions (No color)
  • Clear to Repopulate (Light green)
  • Evacuation Advisory: (Blue)
  • Evacuation Warning (Gold)
  • Evacuation Order (Red)
  • Shelter in Place (purple)
  • Red Flag Warning (Pink)
  • Emergency Personnel Training in the Area (Dark green)

When Zonehaven is activated, you can enter your address and expand the text field to read specific guidance for your location.


Register for CruzAware to receive emergency notifications to your mobile phone, email or landline.

To receive alert and warnings notifications from Police, Fire and County Emergency agencies, as well as optional nonemergency notifications, register your devices in CruzAware.

Evacuation Routes

Because disasters are unpredictable, good planning includes pre-identification of your egress routes and staying abreast of changing road conditions.

Pre-planning: View Google Maps to identify and take note of all egress options.

During disasters: Monitor local road closure resources to determine which roads are passable. Keep in mind, conditions may change rapidly during a natural disaster.

When Evacuating

Grab your essentials and go!

Grab your purse/wallet, prescription medicine, eyeglasses, phone & charging devices, medical devices, change of clothes, layers, COVID-19 mask, water & snacks and work equipment.

  • Individuals with access and functional needs (i.e. people with disabilities, older adults, children, limited English proficiency, and transportation disadvantaged) are encouraged to plan and respond early during an emergency. If you have a disability and need emergency assistance to evacuate, call the County Emergency Call Center (THIS LINE IS ONLY MONITORED DURING ACTIVE EMERGENCIES) (831) 454-2181.

Temporary Evacuation Point

Temporary Evacuation Points (TEP) provide short-term shelter (less than 24 hours) so you can rendezvous with members of your household or work through plans to find long term sheltering. COVID-19 safety practiced at TEPs, bring your face cover.

Temporary Evacuation Points will be communicated through:

Short Term, Overnight Temporary Shelter

If evacuations carry through the night, the county may establish short term shelters. Visit these resources to determine the location of active shelter services (COVID-19 safety practiced at TEPs, bring your face cover):

Residence Damaged, Re-Entry Unsafe

If your home was damaged from the storm and is now unsafe or deemed uninhabitable, avoid re-entry, and seek alternative shelter. Options for you to consider:

  1. Contact your insurance provider (Homeowners/Renters) to coordinate emergency lodging and fiscal reimbursement (policies and coverage will vary).
  2. Contact a friend or relative for housing support.
  3. Contact the American Red Cross Central Coast Chapter (831) 624-6921 for alternative lodging options. This may include a congregate shelter. COVID-19 safety practiced at shelters, bring your face cover.