means that the general population in a specific area is ordered
to leave the area. If there were a serious emergency at the
Diablo Canyon Power Plant, people would be evacuated by Protective
Action Zone (PAZ). Find the PAZ
for your home or office. It is extremely unlikely
that an emergency would require all of the PAZs to evacuate
at the same time. It is more likely that any decision to evacuate
would involve one or two PAZs.
If you are told to evacuate:
Make sure the zone you are in is one
that must evacuate.
Remember, you have plenty of time to leave in a calm manner.
Review the checklist as a guide
on what to take.
Make a note of the Reception and/or
Congregate Care Center for your zone announced over the
EAS. If you need a place to stay, you can go there.
everyone at your home. Remember that children
in public schools will be moved under adult supervision
to School Evacuation Centers. You can meet them there.
Pack to spend three days away from home. Pack only essentials.
you plan on staying at a Reception
Center or Congregate Care Center, leave pets (small animals
or birds) inside your home with plenty of food and water.
Reception/Congregate Care Centers will not accept pets. If
you can stay with friends or relatives outside the area, then
take pets with you. Remember to bring pet supplies with you.
to shelter farm animals if you have them. Leave water and
feed (enough for several days, if possible).
to ride with friends or neighbors, or offer transportation
to others who may need it. Only call (805) 543-2444 if you
urgently need information or transportation assistance during
Drive with your car windows and outside vents closed.
you need transportation and can't find a ride with a friend
or neighbor, walk to the collection
point nearest you.
to any local radio station or one of the primary Emergency
Alert System (EAS) radio stations (920 AM, 1400 AM or 98.1
FM) for further instructions.
not try to contact or pick up your children at public schools
unless you are directed to do so. This could cause traffic
and safety problems for children who are being moved. If the
Emergency Alert System is activated, listen for information
about where children have been moved. Click
here for schools and their specific School Evacuation Centers.
Children in public schools may be moved before general public
protective action is required. If this happens, news reports
will provide information on where to pick up your children.
(If your children attend a private school, you should check
on and learn its emergency procedure.)
not turn off gas service to your house unless the EAS stations
tell you to do so.
not drive a car in poor running condition or one that is nearly
out of gas. Try to ride with a friend or neighbor.
not use the telephone except to report a life-threatening
medical, fire or police emergency.