Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sierra Madre 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.

A Phase 1 indicates that small isolated debris and mudflows are possible at specific locations.

Streets may be flooded or blocked by debris. Woodland Drive, Skyland Drive, and other streets may be closed due to blockage and cleanup efforts.

Parking restrictions are now in effect in the Upper and Lower Canyon during 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.

The City Public Works Department may determine that Upper Brookside Lane and the very northern portion of Woodland Drive will be closed and a temporary debris wall will be erected.

Residents in the affected areas are urged to be "set" to leave at a moment’s notice and may choose to voluntarily evacuate. For additional information and updates:

PHONE: City Hall - 626-355-7135
Police Dept – 626-355-1414 (non-emergency, 911 for emergencies)
City Website (http://www.cityofsierramadre.com/)
SMTV3, (channel 3 on Time Warner Cable)
Sierra Madre Emergency Blog (http://www.sierramadrepio.blogspot.com/.)
Community Radio – AM 1630

Email Alerts “eBlasts” – Register to receive email notices by clicking the link on the City’s website homepage.