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HOLY AND CRANSTON STORM READY INFORMATION
Weather update, Nov. 5:
While no storms are currently in the forecast for either the Holy or Cranston burn areas, it is important to know that sometimes storms develop quickly and cause a flash flood and debris flow with little or no warning.
Officials may only be able to alert the public with just a few minutes notice, or none at all. If your home is in an at-risk area, it is critical that you understand the seriousness of the situation and are always prepared. Please click on the maps below to find out if you live in an at-risk area.
POST WILDFIRE RISK & EVACUATION MAPS
County geologists, flood control experts, and other partners from Federal and State agencies made maps to show neighborhoods at risk from flash floods, debris flows, mud flows, falling rock and other landslides. These dangers can continue during storms for several years, until burned hillsides recover. In these risk maps, every colored area is dangerous.
Click on the map below on the left, to see risk areas after the Holy Fire. Click on the map below on the right, to see risk areas after the Cranston Fire.
- BLUE areas of the map indicate areas that are at risk for flooding, mud and debris flows. Impacts to these areas may include roads that may become impassible and deadly, as well as disrupted or destroyed utilities.
When dangerous storms approach, these risk maps will also show areas under evacuation warnings and orders:
- YELLOW means a zone is currently under evacuation warning (voluntary).
- RED means a zone is currently under a mandatory evacuation order.
During evacuation warnings and orders, you should leave immediately and seek shelter outside all evacuation zones.
If you are told to evacuate but you stay, you are risking your life. If you survive the storm, you could be isolated and trapped without help for many days, with roads impassible and utilities disrupted or destroyed.