Keep yourself updated on possible risks in the region by keeping an eye on local news, weather forecasts and the city's social media accounts (linked on this page below). Subscribing to emergency alerts can also offer you prompt information and updates on emergencies that are affecting our community.

Please reserve the use of 9-1-1 for emergencies only. The volume of calls rises significantly during community emergencies, and our 9-1-1 lines must be kept open for real emergencies, not for those seeking updates.

In times of crisis, staying composed and sticking to your plan can greatly impact the situation. Being proactive and ready can help safeguard yourself and your family, leading to a safer resolution for everyone involved.

In an effort to create consistency the state of California now uses the same terminology throughout the state for evacuation orders as described below. 

Evacuation Order / Orden de evacuacion

Evacuation Order: Immediate threat to life. This is a lawful order to leave now. The area is lawfully closed to public access.

  • Evacuation Orders may be initiated by law enforcement, fire departments, public health agencies, and in rare cases some federal agencies when residents are requested to vacate the area due to an imminent threat. All non-essential persons are requested to leave the area immediately.
  • Conditions exist that SERIOUSLY IMPERIL or ENDANGER the lives of those in the defined area.
  • The danger is IMMINENT!
  • Generally, residents will not be forcibly removed from their own property, however those found to be on public property including roadways and public parks may be subject to removal from the area.
  • Once out of the area, the general public (including residents) will not be permitted to return until it is deemed safe to do so.
  • Any non-essential persons found by officials traveling through, or loitering in, the area will be escorted out and not permitted to re-enter the area. Those found to be interfering with the disaster response are SUBJECT TO ARREST.
  • Emergency workers in marked agency vehicles shall be permitted beyond closures for official business only.
  • Subsequent to §409.5(d) p.c., nothing shall prevent a duly authorized representative of any news service, newspaper, or radio or television station or network from entering the area unless the area is determined to be a crime scene.


Evacuation Warning: Potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate and those with pets and livestock should leave now.

  • Evacuations Warnings may be initiated by law enforcement, fire departments, public health agencies, and in rare cases federal agencies. Access to the area under an Evacuation Warning may or may not be restricted by a soft or hard closure.
  • The threat to lives is NOT YET IMMINENT.
  • Due to the potential for rapidly changing conditions to develop into a serious threat, residents are advised to prepare for the issuance of an Evacuation Order.
  • Residents should prepare personal belongings including pets and livestock for evacuation.
  • Advance measures should be taken to prepare individuals with mobility issues or other types of access and functional needs for evacuation.

Shelter-in-Place Order / ORDEN DE REFUGIO EN EL LUGAR

Shelter in Place: Go indoors. Shut and lock doors and windows. Prepare to self-sustain until further notice and/or contacted by emergency personnel for additional direction.

  • Conditions exist that may ENDANGER the lives of those in a defined area.
  • Access to the area under a Shelter-in-Place Order may or may not be restricted by a soft or hard closure.
  • Residents should refrain from going outside and take refuge in an interior room or rooms within their home or business with few or no windows.
  • In the event of unsafe air quality, residents should use plastic sheeting and/or tape to seal exterior doors and windows.
Stay updated by following these social media accounts:

Roseville Police Facebook

Roseville Fire Facebook

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