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Norman P. Murray Center to serve as a Temporary Evacuation Point


While 554 homes in Mission Viejo’s Zone 1 are under an evacuation “warning,” the City’s Temporary Evacuation Point (TEP) – the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center – is open from 8 am until 9 pm to assist residents in finding alternate lodging needs. If you need to find shelter after hours, please contact 949-470-3062 for assistance or go to the 24-hour TEP at El Toro High School.

Keeping COVID-19 precautions in mind and the need for social distancing, residents who have evacuated are encouraged to look for alternative accommodations; however, the Murray Center can be used as a meeting place while making those arrangements. Masks must be worn and social distancing is required.

The Temporary Evacuation Point at 24932 Veterans Way is a place where residents can get information and resources to assist in any relocation needs. In the event of a mandatory evacuation during this fire or any emergency, residents should check their insurance policies, since many policies will cover costs associated with mandatory evacuations. 

Mission Viejo Animal Services staff is also on hand for assistance and information about pet-sheltering needs. Call the Community Center at 949-470-3062 or the Animal Services Center at 949-470-3045 for more information.

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