Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Yellow Flag Continues

LA County Department of Public Wprks’s 0730 debris and mudflow forecast remains at Phase 1 for the Santa Anita fire burn areas. Thus, Sierra Madre stays at a Yellow flag condition until further notice. This is in spite of only 0.01” of rain in the last 24 hours, as measured at the public safety facility. Continued Phase 1 is likely due to saturated nature of the slopes and National Weather Service forecast of 0.2-0.4” of rain per hour through 1600 today.