County Administrator's Office
For Immediate Release

Residents encouraged to return home safely following evacuations

Santa Rosa, CA  –  August 24, 2020  –  Sonoma County fire evacuation orders have been downgraded to warnings for some zones, including the Meyers Fire area, allowing residents to return home at their own risk.

Sonoma County officials are encouraging residents to exercise caution as they are allowed to return to their homes. On Sunday, the sheriff downgraded some zones and on Monday added Zones 1D1 and 1D2 (see description below of all zones downgraded on Monday and Sunday).

Determine your zone by entering your address on the evacuation map located at socoemergency.org. All evacuation orders and warnings for zones not identified remain in place.

The county has set up a re-entry point for residents whose homes are located in the burned areas of the Meyers Fire at 17499 Bodega Highway in Bodega Bay. The re-entry point will be open today, August 24, 2020 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Residents can obtain safety information, safety materials and supplies to help in the process of safe re-entry. Checking in here isn’t required, although COVID-19 social distancing protocols will be observed. Residents must remain in cars and should wear facial coverings when entering the check point.

The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings. Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area.

Residents may return to homes that have been without power, and there are a number of precautions they are encouraged to follow. Additional information about returning home safely can be found at socoemergency.org/recover.

The county is still under public health orders for COVID-19, so physical distancing, wearing a facial covering and not gathering with people outside of your household is still in effect. For more information about the health order, visit socoemergency.org/emergency/novel-coronavirus.

All other areas under evacuation order are still closed. Alerts will be sent for each area as it re-opens. Continue to follow the instructions of first responders in the area.

Description of zones downgraded to evacuation warning

Evacuation Zone - 1D1

  • East of the Sonoma Coast
  • North of the Russian River
  • West of Myers Grade Road
  • South of Fort Ross Road

Evacuation Zone - 1D2

  • East of Myers Grade Road
  • North of the Russian River
  • West of Cazadero Highway
  • South of Fort Ross Road

Evacuation Zone - 2F1

  • East of Dutcher Creek Road and the Dry Creek (the actual creek)
  • North of Canyon Road
  • West of Hwy 101

Evacuation Zone - 2F2

  • South of Canyon Road
  • East of the Dry Creek (the actual creek)
  • North of Lytton Springs Road
  • West of Geyserville Avenue

Evacuation Zone - 2F3

  • South of Lytton Springs Road
  • East of the Dry Creek (the actual creek)
  • North of Westside Road
  • West of the Healdsburg city limits

Evacuation Zone - 2K1

  • All areas North and East of Westside Rd
  • West of Hwy 101
  • West of the Russian River

Evacuation Zone - 2K2

  • All areas west of Hwy 101
  • East of the Russian River to the Windsor Town limits
  • North of where Windsor River Rd. dead ends extending west to the Russian River

Evacuation Zone - 4A1

  • All areas East of the Russian River
  • North of River Rd
  • West of Trenton Healdsburg Rd. and Eastside Rd
  • South of the area between the western dead end of Windsor River Rd and the Russian River

Evacuation Zone - 4C1

  • North of Guerneville Road
  • East of Covey Road and Hwy 116
  • West of Laguna Rd
  • South of River Road

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Contact Information

Paul Gullixson
Communications Manager
County Administrator's Office
County of Sonoma
Address
575 Administration Drive
Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464665, -122.725235