Friday, February 26, 2010

Sierra Madre Issues Green Flag Alert

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, monitoring information from the County and will continue throughout the weekend. The National Weather Service has forecasted an 80% chance of rain for Friday evening (2/26/2010), and 100% of rain for Saturday (2/27/2010).

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 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