Thursday, December 25, 2008

Sierra Madre at Green Flag Alert

City of Sierra Madre at Green Flag Alert

The City has received an updated Mud Alert from the County of Los Angeles Public Works Department indicating there is a “no phase” Mud Forecast. The City of Sierra Madre is downgrading it’s Yellow Flag to a Green Flag Alert at this time. The National Weather Service is forecasting 50% chance of precipitation for tonight.

It is still recommended that residents stay ready for the possibility of rain events that could cause mud and debris to flow in the affected areas. The affected areas that were identified by the County’s previous alerts where as follows:

Auburn Avenue east of Auburn Debris Basin; the development under construction north of Carter Avenue; Carter Avenue between the development and Mira Monte Avenue; Mt. Wilson Trail near Mira Monte Avenue; Churchill Road near Skyland Drive; Skyland Drive; streets below Sierra Madre Debris Dam (Sumac Trail, Brookside Lane, Woodland Drive); Yucca Trail; Lotus Lane, above Camillo Street and Sturtevant Debris Basin; Sunrise Hill Lane; Santa Anita Canyon Road above Lannan Debris Basin.

Should mudflow occur, the Sierra Madre Public Works Department will begin cleanup activities on Friday, December 26, with the first priority to get the streets open.

Once again, thank you for your cooperation, your attentiveness, and your contributing efforts to make this a safe holiday for Sierra Madre.

Merry Christmas!

posted by James