Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sierra Madre Windstorm Information

December 1, 2011 at 3:00am

At 12:45 am on December 1, 2011, the City of Sierra Madre has activated its Emergency Operations Center in order to monitor and respond to the numerous situations arising from the current wind storm. At this time, there are no reports of injuries. However, there are extensive power outages, numerous downed trees, downed wires, and debris on City streets. Many City streets are not passable because of downed trees and electrical wires. At this time Orange Grove Ave, E. Sierra Madre Blvd, north bound Santa Anita Ave. and Grand View Ave. at Michillinda Ave. are completely blocked.

The City requests your patience as we respond to numerous situations as it could take days before the streets are cleared. Additional information will be provided in the morning, as it is difficult to fully assess the damage overnight.

Residents are asked to use extreme caution as they begin their commutes to work. Please be on the lookout for downed trees, electrical wires and debris on the roads. Do not touch and downed wires; please call 911 to report any downed wires.

The next update will be provided at 7:00am