North Orinda Evacuation Exercise Planned for Saturday, Jan. 26


    In partnership with Orinda Police Department, the Moraga Police Department, and Lamorinda CERT, MOFD will be conducting a second Lamorinda evacuation exercise in North Orinda on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 7 to 8 a.m.
    The information derived from this event will be used to refine evacuation plans and to validate assumptions regarding the time required to evacuate the community in response to a large-scale wildfire.  This is a voluntary exercise and participants must use the link below to register for the exercise.
    The exercise will include testing the Community Warning System (CWS) by sending notifications to those that have signed up to participate. The early-morning message will direct North Orinda residents to follow normal traffic patterns and obey traffic laws while driving from their homes to the intersection of Miner Road and Lombardy Lane. From the Lombardy/Miner intersection, law enforcement and CERT members will control traffic and direct the use of contra-flow traffic (both lanes will be Westbound only) along Miner Road to Camino Pablo. Once at Camino Pablo normal traffic flow will be used to the Hwy 24 onramps.
    To facilitate the exercise, Miner Road will be closed to Eastbound traffic from 7 to 8 a.m.
    While the lessons learned will be relevant to the entire MOFD jurisdiction, the exercise is limited to residents of Sleepy Hollow, Dalewood (Orinda Downs) and Upper Miner.
    Observers will be posted along the route to record time, the number of vehicles and identify areas subject to congestion. Participants will receive an email poll later that day to collect their feedback on the exercise.
    To register for the January 26th exercise, please complete this form: Orinda Evacuation Drill Sign Up and make sure you are registered with the Community Warning System –Community Warning System registration.

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