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Butte County & Town of Paradise Officials release revised Paradise/Upper Ridge Evacuation Plan and a new East Oroville Evacuation Plan

Wednesday, May 30, 2018/Categories: News and Announcements

Butte County and Town of Paradise officials have released a revised Town of Paradise & Upper Ridge Evacuation Plan.  The revised plan, dated 2017, includes evacuation zones covering the unincorporated lower Paradise area, and most recently the addition of an on-line web site to help resident’s “Find My Evacuation Zone.”

Residents can look up their zone based on an address.  Go to www.townofparadise.com/findmyzone or www.buttecounty.net/oem and click on the “Find Your Zone” icon in the right-hand margin.  This on-line website is available to both town and county residents and will enable individuals to enter an address and determine their zone and the current evacuation status.  “The ‘Find My Zone’ website will help aid residents determine their zone ahead of the coming wildfire season,” said Town Manager Lauren Gill.

Resident of the Town of Paradise may have already received or will in the coming days by mail a current 2017 evacuation plan; Upper Ridge residents received a plan in the mail in June 2017.  It’s important to note that the 2017 Paradise/Upper Ridge Evacuation Plan is the current version, the plan will have either June 2017 or a November 2017 date.

Butte County officials have released a new East Oroville Evacuation Plan.  Residents of East Oroville, Cherokee, Palermo and Bangor will receive a copy of the evacuation plan in the mail within the coming days.  The East Oroville Evacuation Plan, like other plans for the foothill communities is premised on the national “Ready, Set, Go” concept for wildfire evacuation preparedness.  The “Ready, Set, Go!” concept provides information to “Ready” your family well in advance for evacuation by preparing the home, inside and out, and family, the “Set” as the fire approaches imparts last minute awareness and preparation; and, finally “Go” it’s time to leave following evacuation routes.  “Community members need to look at their evacuation map, be aware of their specific route options and be ready to leave quickly in case of an emergency,” said CAL FIRE Butte Unit Chief Darren Read.

Production, printing and distribution of the evacuation plans was made possible by a combination of grants and private donations to the Butte County Fire Safe Council.  Grants were provided by the PG&E Foundation and CAL FIRE, and private donations from Bare on the Ridge, Adventist Health Feather River, Rotary Club of Paradise, Paradise Business & Professional Lions Club, Mooretown Rancheria, Gold Country Casino and the Peter & Lois Miller.  Residents should keep a copy of the evacuation plan immediately accessible within their home and a second copy within their vehicle.  Evacuation plans and other critical evacuation information for East Oroville, Paradise/Upper Ridge and other Butte County communities is available at www.buttecounty.net/oem

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