Know Your Zone at PVPready.gov
With the aim to prepare Peninsula residents and businesses to evacuate in the event of an emergency, the site houses Zonehaven, a cloud-based evacuation platform with pre-established, Peninsula-wide evacuation zone maps. The zones will also help fire, police and other emergency service agencies prepare for emergencies, streamline the evacuation process, and reduce confusion by enabling a single verified source of emergency information.
Residents, visitors, businesses, and school communities on the Peninsula should go to PVPready.gov to find their evacuation zone, save it in their smartphone, or write it down and keep it somewhere that’s easy to find in an emergency, such as on their refrigerator or near the front door.
To find your zone, visit PVPready.gov, click “Find Your Zone,” enter an address in the search bar in the upper left corner of the zone map, and a pop-up window will open with the corresponding zone and emergency information. During an emergency, such as a wildfire or flood, the website and corresponding alerts will show which zones are under evacuation the moment an order is issued by authorities.
The zone map bridges an important gap between first responders and the community, providing real-time information directly to residents as incidents unfold. The zone map incorporates hyperlocal knowledge to model evolving disasters and subsequent impacts on evacuation zones, traffic patterns, and public safety. PVPReady.gov and the alert systems each city utilizes to notify their communities will be updated with zone-specific information, including evacuation status, live incident updates, weather, road and traffic conditions, and other essential information.
As we mark Wildfire Preparedness Week in California and National Wildfire Awareness Month, the four Peninsula cities, in partnership with the L.A. County Fire Department, Sheriff’s Department, and Palos Verdes Estates Police Department, encourage the entire community to Know Your Zone and get familiar with PVPReady.gov. In addition to home addresses, residents should know the zones of places they frequent, such as work, school, places of worship, or the homes of family and friends. No account, registration or app download is required for this easy-to-use platform, which provides critical information in multiple languages.