Emergency Operations Center

The County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is a coordinating and supporting body for emergency events which exceed the capacity of community first responder and emergency agencies.

October 24 Debris Flow Event

Due to an unusually dangerous storm system and the threat of potentially deadly debris flows in and near the CZU Fire burn scar, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff has issued an evacuation order effective 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24.

To check whether you are impacted, look up your zone at community.zonehaven.com. Residents needing assistance can call 831-454-2181.

Residents are encouraged to seek accommodations with friends and family first. Those needing overnight shelter accommodations should register at the cafeteria at San Lorenzo Valley High School, 7105 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018. Please do not visit the shelter site without checking in at the cafeteria first. 

Self-contained RVs may park at San Lorenzo Valley High School, 7105 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018. Hookups are NOT available.

Residents are also encouraged to register landlines, cell phones, or VoIP phones with CodeRED by visiting https://www.scr911.org/ and signing up for notifications, or texting SCR911 to 99411.

Debris flows are fast-moving masses of mud, rocks, boulders, trees and sometimes homes or vehicles. They move quickly and are often deadly to those in their path. The only way to avoid debris flows is to move to safety prior to any debris flow event. For debris flow information, visit https://www.santacruzcounty.us/FireRecovery/DebrisFlow.aspx.

Please follow local news or County social media accounts at www.twitter.com/sccounty or www.facebook.com/countyofsantacruz for updates and additional information.

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