Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sierra Madre Windstorm Information - Update #2

Sierra Madre Windstorm Information- Update # 2

At 7:00 am, the Sierra Madre City Manager declared a local emergency due to damage throughout the city from last night’s windstorm. There are approximately 20 structures that have been damaged, in addition there are numerous blocked streets, and many roads are impassible. There are also downed power lines and power outages continue.

Residents are urged to remain home if possible. In addition, due to the power outage to the City’s water pumping facilities, residents are strongly urged to conserve water.

The City’s main priority is life safety, inspecting damaged structures, and reopening roads. City crews have been working through the night, but it will take some time to clear the streets.

Please call the City’s main line at (626) 355-7135 for non-emergency calls. Only call 911 for life-threatening emergencies, downed electrical lines, or damaged buildings.

The next update will be at 10:00 am.