Emergency evacuations happen quickly, so it is important to prepare. The City of Boulder uses Genasys Protect, (formerly Zonehaven), an interactive mapping tool, to help evacuate residents in a disaster. Genasys Protect provides pre-established evacuation zones, which helps streamline the evacuation process and provides community members easy access to check evacuation status.
The city's emergency personnel coordinated with Genasys Protect to divide the map of the city of Boulder into "Zones." Each zone has a corresponding number on the Genasys Protect map. Emergency personnel will use the mapping tool during an emergency to plan and execute evacuations. Community members will be able to go to the map at protect.genasys.com to check the evacuation status for their zone(s) and access critical emergency information, including evacuation points, shelters, and more.
Genasys Protect does not replace the need for Everbridge or Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). Emergency alerts sent out to the community via Everbridge, or WEA will include a direct link to Genasys Protect, providing community members with quick access to critical emergency information as soon as updates are available.
It’s important to “Know Your Zone.” Community members are encouraged to visit Genasys Protect and become familiar with the platform before the next emergency.
To find your zone, visit protect.genasys.com and enter your address into the search bar, find your zone in the pop-up window and write down the zone of your home, work, school, and places you visit often.