Tuesday, October 13, 2009

City issues Yellow Flag Alert

The City of Sierra Madre has issued a Yellow Flag Alert effective immediately. The County of Los Angeles Public Works Department has issued a Phase 1 Mudflow forecast as of 10:30AM, Tuesday, October 13, 2009.A Phase 1 indicates that small isolated debris and mudflows are possible at certain locations. Streets may be flooded or blocked by debris. Woodland Drive, Skyland Drive, and other streets may be closed due to blockage and then cleanup efforts.
Parking restrictions are now in effect in the Upper and Lower Canyon and will remain in effect throughout Yellow or Red Flag alerts. Vehicles may be towed at owner’s expense.The affected streets are: Mount Wilson Trail, Churchill Rd., Skyland Dr., Fern Glen, Fern Dr., Idlehour Ln., Canyon Crest Dr., Orange Dr., Woodland Dr., Brookside Lane, Sunnyside Lane, Yucca Trail, Sturtevant Dr., Elm Ave., and Holly Trail.Residents in the affected areas are urged to be "set" to leave at a moments notice and may choose to voluntarily evacuate.

Sandbags are available at the City Yards and the Fire Station. Sand is available at the City Yards location only. Residents must fill and transport their own bags.

Due to forecasts of inclement weather, Wednesday evening's Community Mudslide Meeting will be moved from Mary's Market Parking Lot to the City Council Chambers in City Hall, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.

The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM and will provide information on the three-colored flag warning system, residential preparations, pet safety, and additional resources that individuals can use to help them prepare for the rain season.

For additional information, visit www.cityofsierramadre.com or call 626-355-7135.