Before any more time passes, experts say there are two things Golden State residents should do to protect themselves and their loved ones.
1. Know your "zone" to prepare for an evacuation.
The best way to do that is to go directly to your county and find out which tools it uses to communicate evacuations to residents. For example, most counties in the Bay Area are now using the online platform ZoneHaven, which hosts maps that allow you to find your zone.
2. Sign up for your county's alert system so timely evacuation information is sent directly to your phone.
Keep in mind that counties will often ping people's cell phones in major disasters — even if they're not signed up for an official alert system — but to ensure you get those messages, it's wise to sign up beforehand. Here's the information that you need to identify your zone and sign up for alerts in the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties.
San Francisco County: Sign up for AlertSF. The county posts evacuation information on SF72.org, though wildfire evacuations are rare in San Francisco since there's limited open land that's at risk for fire.
Solano County: Sign up for AlertSolano. The county posts evacuation information on the Solano County Office of Emergency Services Facebook page.
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