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Community Evacuation Maps
Evacuation Map Documents
- Community Evacuation - Berry Creek Map (PDF)
- Community Evacuation - Butte Creek/Butte Valley Map (PDF)
- Community Evacuation - Cohasset/Richardson Springs Map (PDF)
- Community Evacuation - East Oroville and Cherokee Map (PDF)
- Community Evacuation - Forbestown/Robinson Mill/Clipper Mills Map (PDF)
- Community Evacuation - Forest Ranch/Butte Meadows Map (PDF)
- Community Evacuation - Hurleton/Feather Falls Map (PDF)
- Community Evacuation - Palermo and Bangor Map (PDF)
- Community Evacuation - Paradise/Upper Ridge Map (PDF)
- Community Evacuation - Yankee Hill Area Map (PDF)
Flood Evacuation Zones in South Butte County
There are 11 Flood Evacuation Zones in South Butte County. The zones cover the Cities of Oroville, Gridley, Biggs, and the surrounding unincorporated communities from the Oroville Dam south to the Butte County line on both sides of the Feather River. Each Evacuation Zone includes a recommended Evacuation Route, Public Assembly Point, and Evacuation Center. Zones can be viewed by clicking on of the links below or on the interactive map.
- Oroville area, (View Zone 1 (PDF))
- Thermalito (View Zone 2 (PDF))
- Palermo area (View Zones 3 and 4 (PDF) | View Zone 10 (PDF))
- Biggs area (View Zones 5 and 6 (PDF) | View Zones 7 and 11 (PDF))
- Gridley area (View Zones 6 and 9 (PDF) | View Zone 8 (PDF))
Be Prepared for an Evacuation
- Learn the Evacuation Categories (PDF)
- Know how to Stay Informed During an Emergency (PDF)
- Get Prepared Today
- Make sure People with Disabilities and Activity Limitations Have a Plan (PDF); for information about the Special Needs Awareness Program (SNAP) call OEM at 530-538-7373
Interactive Flood Evacuation Map
View the Full Screen Interactive Map, then enter your address or click on a zone to find your zone, learn your evacuation route, and see where to go in case of an evacuation.
Email the Butte County Sheriff's Office with comments and feedback about the Flood Evacuation Zones.
FEMA and the International Association of Emergency Managers define Emergency Management as; "…the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters." Butte County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is committed to providing a comprehensive Emergency Management Program supporting all functions of emergency management to build disaster resistant communities.