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California to Remove 'Voluntary' From Evacuation Orders

Southern California emergency officials are removing the word "voluntary" from evacuation orders issued during disasters. Santa Barbara County officials said Thursday the alerts will now be issued in stages well before a major storm. The new terminology will be "pre-evacuation advisory'' issued 72 hours ahead of the event, "recommended evacuation warning'' issued 48 hours ahead, and "mandatory evacuation order" issued 24 hours ahead. The...

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