Storm Preparedness

For real time public information, as well as mapping, Hazard Zones, and Evacuation Definitions, visit

Voluntary Evacuations for the City of Ventura

There are no evacuations at this time.

Road Closures

For current road closure information click here: 

Shelter Location

There are no shelters open at this time.

School Closures

For current public school closures, please visit the Ventura County Office of Education’s website:

Evacuation Maps

Emergency Evacuation Route

Do you know the best route to take during an evacuation from your neighborhood? Review the evacuation route maps at…/Emergency-Preparedness--…. The recommended routes allow for traffic to flow more efficiently should an emergency occur. The areas include the Westside community and hillside neighborhoods of Ventura.

Sandbags Available While Supplies Last

Free sand and sandbags are available for city of Ventura residents (while supplies last) at:

  • City of Ventura, Sanjon Maintenance Yard, 336 Sanjon Road (public parking lot)

Residents are asked to bring their own shovel.

Take Action 

Residents need to be prepared to evacuate if necessary.  Be aware, stay tuned-in and help your neighbors, friends and families stay up to date.  

Community members are encouraged to stay informed about advisories and emergencies by:

  • Registering to receive emergency notifications from VC ALERT.
    Text VCALERT to 313131 to register for VC Alert or visit to register. VC Alert is Ventura County's emergency notification system that enables officials to provide essential information quickly when there is a threat to the health or safety of residents.
  • Checking for incident information about road closures, evacuations and any areas impacted by the storm 
  • Learning about emergency preparedness and flood information, including Weather Service links and other helpful tips, at
  • Visiting the National Weather Service website at

Additional information about storm preparation can be found at the following website:

The website also contains an interactive map produced by the United States Geological Survey that shows the potential debris flow hazard for areas in and around the Thomas Fire burn area.   

In the aftermath of the Thomas Fire, the potential for flooding, debris flows, and erosion is greatly increased. Homeowners should consult an erosion control professional for assistance. Residents can learn how to manage excessive hillside erosion and protect infrastructure from sedimentation/slides from areas impacted by the fire by visiting the Erosions and Sediment Control Post Thomas Fire Resources at