University of California, Irvine

Winter Weather/Flash Flood Warning for the Bond Fire Burn Scar

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Dec. 14, 2021

Updated on Dec. 14, 2021 at 4:35 p.m.

UCI main campus continues to monitor the storm event which has impacted the southern California region today. Flash floods have created dangerous conditions in the canyons of Orange County, particularly in the burn scar areas of the 2020 Bond and Silverado fires. Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for Silverado, Modjeska, and Williams canyons, and residents and visitors are advised to stay away. The Orange County Sheriff Department has activated the County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to level 2 (moderate) to support these evacuations and any emergency response activities in these areas.

Rain showers to include possible flash flooding in parts of Orange County are expected to continue and will begin to taper off by around 6:00 p.m. UCI’s Emergency Management team will monitor the situation.

Please report any flooding or safety-related concerns to the Facilities Management Service Desk at 949-824-5444.

For employees impacted by recent natural disasters, resources are available at Current evacuation and storm information can be found at For the latest on campus status updates, visit


Richard L. Coulon (he/him/his)
Interim Chief Financial Officer & Vice Chancellor
Division of Finance and Administration