The City of Sierra Madre has issued a Green Flag Alert for mudslides and debris flows in the hillside communities. City officials are closely watching local rain forecasts.
The National Weather Service has posted a 90% chance of rain for late Friday (2/19/2010).
A Green Flag Alert is issued when there is an 80% chance or more of precipitation. Affected residents should get ready for potential evacuation and keep close watch on weather forecasts.
For more information about mudslide and debris flow preparations, please visit www.cityofsierramadre.com and click “Emergency Preparedness Links” and “Ready for 7” on the home page.
Updates will also be issued on SMTV3 (Time Warner-channel 3) and the City’s Emergency Blog (http://sierramadrepio.blogspot.com/).