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Medford launches interactive evacuation zone map

The City of Medford says that the map is intended to help Medford residents plan for the next emergency while helping first responders issue emergency notifications.

Posted: May 11, 2021 10:18 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. — The City of Medford on Tuesday rolled out a new interactive evacuation map, intended to help Medford residents and businesses "prepare for the next evacuation or emergency." The online map is also intended to help City officials send out emergency notifications in a timely manner.

The map divides up Medford into 14 zones that could be placed under evacuation levels during an emergency, as occurred during the Almeda Fire. Previously, those efforts relied on individual maps of different areas that had to be marked up and shared digitally.

“Public safety during emergencies is of utmost importance to us,” said Aaron Ott, City Emergency Management Coordinator. “It is our goal to arm our residents with preparedness knowledge, encourage them to create a disaster plan, practice ways out of their neighborhood and be prepared for emergency situations.”

City officials said that knowing your evacuation zone is critical to the process. Residents can go to the City of Medford site, access the evacuation zone map, and type in their address to see what zone they fall under. Medford encouraged residents to record their zone number, review the details, and print a copy of the map ahead of the next emergency.

Copies of each neighborhood evacuation route and an evacuation checklist can be downloaded in English and Spanish.

The map only applies to properties within the Medford city limits and Fire District 2.

Jackson County still uses the Citizen Alert system for notifying residents of emergencies and evacuations, which relies on landline telephones in the 911 database and individual sign-ups for cell or work phones and email addresses. The City of Medford encouraged people to sign up if they haven't already.

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