Evacuation Neighborhood Maps & Terminology

Neighborhood Evacuation Maps & Terminology

The City of Laguna Beach is broken down into 22 different Evacuation Management Zones. Each zone has a specific evacuation map which can be found by link the links below. The City recommends you download, print, and become familiar with your evacuation routes.  

1. Arch Beach Heights

2. Balboa Nyes

3. Canyon Acres

4. Bluebird Canyon 

5. Boat Canyon

6. Big Bend

7. Ceanothus 

8. Club Laguna

9a. North Coast 

9b. Central Coast

9c. South Coast 

10. Downtown

11. El Toro

12. Emerald Bay

13. Irvine Cove

14. Mar Vista 

15. Old Top of the World

16. Park Avenue 

17. Sunset

18. Temple Hills

19. Top of the World 

20. Wesley 



Evacuation Terminology

Immediate Evacuation Order

Immediate Evacuation Order means there is an imminent threat to life and property. People and their pets in the Immediate Evacuation Order area should evacuate now, without delay. Law enforcement personnel will clearly state failure to evacuate may result in physical injury or death, a future opportunity to evacuate may not exist, and resources to rescue them may not be available. 

Potential Evacuation Order

During events with notice or other slowly unfolding incidents where advanced warning is available, there may be situations where Potential Evacuation Orders are warranted. Potential Evacuation Order means that there is a potential threat to life and property and preparations should be made if an Immediate Evacuation Order is issued. Individuals with access or functional needs should consider leaving now. If at any time you feel threatened, action should be taken to leave for a safe area. 

Pre-Evacuation Advisory (typically storm related)

 These advisories are typically issued 72-hours prior to a known imminent event where evacuations may be required. The City will be closely monitoring the situation and will alert the public with more information as the storm approaches. Impact areas need to prepare for the possibility of an evacuation. If at any time you feel threatened, action should be taken to leave for a safe area. Do not wait for notification. If an individual or family member has disabilities and access or functional needs, or has large animals to move, consider leaving well in advance.

Neighborhood Emergency Response Plan Template

The goal of creating a Neighborhood Emergency Response Plan is to ensure that Laguna Beach communities have the resources to prepare their neighborhoods, homeowner's associations and businesses for unexpected disasters. Developing a comprehensive Neighborhood Emergency Response Plan provides the necessary foundation to organize your family, a neighborhood or business. 

 Laguna Beach Specific Neighborhood Emergency Response Template