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A shelter in place issued on Bean Creek Road, storm shelter information in Santa Cruz County

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. (KION-TV)- Update on March 15, 2023 at 2:45 p.m. - The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office still has a shelter in place in Scotts Valley.

A shelter in place in Scotts Valley in Zone SCO-E006.

Both lanes of the 600 and 3400 block of Bean Creek Road are impassable due to damage on the road. Avoid attempting to drive through this area as work to repair the road is ongoing.

Residents who live north of Green Valley Road, Casa Way, south of Glenwood Drive, Weston Road, east of Nelson Road west of Glenwood Drive are advised to stay indoors.

Ramsay Park on Main Street will serve as an information center and reunification location and will have snacks and water.

Storm shelters will open in Santa Cruz County.

Overnight shelters are being established at Watsonville Veterans Memorial Building (Opens 4 p.m.) at 215 E. Beach Street, Watsonville and Cabrillo College Gymnasium (Opens 7 p.m.) at 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos.

"Residents in low-lying areas should be prepared to evacuate and move to higher ground," warns the county. "If possible, consider moving prior to the start of the weather system."

One will be located at Watsonville Veterans Memorial Building on 215 E. Beach St., Watsonville at 4 p.m.

Another will open at Cabrillo College Gymnasium on 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos at 7 p.m.

There will also be a daytime evacuation point at Scotts Valley Community Center, 370 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley.

In addition, the County will establish a daytime temporary evacuation point at the Scotts Valley Community Center, 370 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley that will open Tuesday at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Shelters will provide a place for people to sleep, eat, and get supplies and support services. For more shelter information, click here.

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office did issue a shelter-in-place on Friday morning for multiple zones as both lanes of the 3600 block of North Main Street in Soquel have been washed out. However, the road was fixed and reopened on Saturday morning.


The City of Watsonville has issued Evacuation Warnings for several areas in city limits due to potential flooding this weekend.

The area shaded yellow above is under an evacuation warning as the National Weather Service has predicted heavy rainfall late Thursday into Friday.

People who live in evacuation warning areas should be prepared to protect their property, and be ready to leave should conditions change. Anyone impacted by recent floods should consider themselves at risk for future flooding, warns the city.

"Go kits" should be prepared and families should have plans made for their children, pets, essential items and medication. Also, the city reminds people to clean their storm drains.

"Emergency notifications will be made through CodeRED, an emergency phone notification system," said the city. "Residents must register to receive information at or text SCR911 to 99411. You can also receive notifications by downloading the Watsonville Police Department mobile app or the CodeRED app."

The Emergency Operation Center has also been activated ahead of the anticipated storms.

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