CITY OF ENCINITAS MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Richard Phillips
October 22, 2007
PHONE: (760) 944 5046 2:30 p.m.
ENCINITAS ACTIVATES EOC IN RESPONSE TO FIRES
At approximately 10:25 a.m. today the City of Encinitas activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to fires in San Diego County. Currently, there are no fires burning within the City of Encinitas. This area includes the communities of Cardiff, Leucadia and Olivenhain.
A precautionary evacuation of Olivenhain, east of Rancho Santa Fe Road, has been ordered by Encinitas Fire Department. Residents in the affected areas have been notified by Reverse 9-1-1. No other evacuations have been ordered as of 2:30 p.m. A shelter has been established at the Encinitas Senior and Community Center at 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive.
All Encinitas fire stations are staffed and additional personnel are on standby. The Fire Department is asking residents to stay at home and stay indoors. This is especially important for citizens with heart problems, asthma and those with breathing difficulties.
If any evacuation is necessary, the Fire Department and Sheriffs Department will be notifying residents in affected areas in person or via Reverse 9-1-1.
October 22, 2007
No further evacuations in Encinitas
From SDUT newsblog:
The city of Encinitas announced this evening that no further evacuation is needed. Earlier today, the city issued an advice for precautionary evacuation of Olivenhain east of Rancho Santa Fe Road.
A shelter has been established at the Encinitas Senior and Community Center at 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive.
The Fire Department asks residents, especially those with heart and respiratory problems, to stay home and remain indoors.
If any evacuation is necessary, the Fire and Sheriff's departments will notify residents by telephone.
Posted by Angela Lau October 22, 2007 06:43 PM
Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Update
The Encinitas Community/Senior Center has been opened as an Emergency Evacuation Center. We are offering basic care and shelter including food, drinks and restroom facilities. It now looks like we will be open through the night. We’d like to make it clear to all residents that we are a basic shelter; we do not have beds or cots and we are not equipped to give medical care or personal care. We will offer dinner and breakfast as well as pillows and blankets. We also have an area for small pets.