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Press Releases
2008
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All Canyon Voluntary Evacuation Orders Set to Expire at 8PM (Press Release #4)

January 27, 2008

The National Weather Service Flash Flood Watch is set to expire at 8 pm tonight. The voluntary evacuation orders for Modjeska, Silverado, Williams, and Harding Canyons will be lifted at 8PM.

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All Canyon Voluntary Evacuation Orders Remain in Place, El Modena Shelter Closed and EOC Deactivated. (Press Release #3)

January 27, 2008

The National Weather Service Flash Flood Watch has been extended to 8 pm tonight. The voluntary evacuation orders for Modjeska, Silverado, Williams, and Harding Canyons will remain in place through the duration of the Flash Flood Watch.

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Flash Flood in Effect and Voluntary Resident and Mandatory Large Animal Evacuation Order for Modjeska, Harding, and Williams Canyons for 1200 Noon on Saturday 1/26/08 (Press Release #2)

January 25, 2008

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Orange Countyindicating that flash flooding is likely between Midnight Saturday ngiht and Sunday morning. Total storm percipitationamounts 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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Special Weather Statement in Effect for Orange County (Press Release #1)

January 24, 2008

Due to the approaching rain storm, the National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for Orange County indicating a forecast of heavy rain this Saturday night and Sunday.  Total storm precipitation amounts of 2 inches are possible at the coast and 4 to 6 inches on south and southwest facing mountain slopes.  This heavy rainfall could cause flash flooding and debris flows especially in recently burned areas.

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Continuation of Voluntary Evacuation Order for Residents of Modjeska, Williams, and Harding Canyons

All Evacuations Orders for Silverado Canyon are Lifted (Press Release #9)

January 6, 2008

The VOLUNTARY evacuation order that was in place for residents living in Modjeska, Williams, and Harding Canyons remains in effect this includes a voluntary evacuation order for large animals. Access to these Canyons will be restricted to residents only.

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Orange County Emergency Operations Center and Public Information Hotlines Have Been Deactivated (Press Release #8)
January 6, 2008

The County of Orange has deactivated its Emergency Operations Center and Public Information Hotline. The Public Information Hotline is no longer staffed. The public is instructed to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch Center at (714) 647-7000 for information or inquiries in regards to storm related questions in Orange County.

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Reduction of Mandatory Evacuation Order For Residents of Modjeska, Williams, and Harding Canyons to Voluntary (Press Release #7)
January 5, 2008

The mandatory evacuation order that was in place for residents living in Modjeska, Williams, and Harding Canyons has been reduced to a voluntary evacuation order for residents and large animals. Access to these Canyons will be restricted to residents only.

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Stretch of Silverado Canyon Road Closed Due to Flooding (Press Release #5)
January 5, 2008

Santiago Canyon Road has been ordered closed between Silverado Canyon Road and Modjeska Canyon Road due to flooding.

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Mandatory Evacuation Order for Residents of Modjeska, Sivlerado, Williams and Harding Canyons (Press Release #4)
January 4, 2008

A mandatory evacuation order is in place for residents living in Modjeska, Silverado, Williams and Harding Canyons beginning at 7:00 p.m. At that time access to the Canyons will be restricted to residents only.

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Voluntary Evacuation Order for Residents of Modjeska and Silverado Canyon and Mandatory Large Animal Evacuation (Press Release #3)
January 4, 2008

The Orange County Fire Authority, Orange County Sheriff's Department and the Resources and Development Management Department in consultation with the US Geological Survey and National Weather Service issues a voluntary order for residents in the Modjeska Canyon, Williams Canyon and Silverado Canyon residents and mandatory large animal evacuation order

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Orange County Emergency Operations Center and Public Information Hotlines Activated (Press Release #2)
January 4, 2008

The County of Orange activated and staffed the Emergency Operations Center with County agency representatives at 1200 hours on January 4, 2008.

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Flash Flood Watch in Effect for Orange County and Advisory of Forthcoming Evacuation Orders (Press Release #1)
January 4, 2008

Due to the approaching rain storm, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch beginning Friday evening through Saturday afternoon.

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2007 ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Supervisor Chris Norby was elected Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors January 9th, 2007 and Supervisor John M.W. Moorlach was elected as Vice Chairman of the Board.
 
 
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