Wednesday, November 26, 2008

City Downgrades to Green Flag Warning

The City of Sierra Madre has downgraded to a Green Flag Mud Alert for Sierra Madre residences in potential mud flow areas. There is still a 60% change of rain through this evening and residents are encouraged remain diligent.

City officials and staff would like to thank the residents for their continued preparations and cooperation during this mud threat.

Stay tuned for the monthly Mud Preparation Newsletters and Community Mud Meetings. The next meeting will be Wednesday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.

Should there be more rain and mud flow, the City of Sierra Madre Public Works Department will work hard to clean the streets of any potential debris and mud as soon as possible. However, depending on the amount of rainfall and debris, streets may not be accessible before the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend.

All homeowners are encouraged to take proactive steps to protect their homes. Sand and bags will be available at the Public Works Yard (621 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.) and the Fire Station (232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.). Able bodied volunteers not living in the potential mud flow areas are encouraged to help fill sandbags. Those interested in assisting with sandbags should contact James Carlson or Suzi McConnell at 626-355-7135.

Additional information on how to protect your home can be found on the City’s website, Mud incident updates can be found at