Friday, February 26, 2010

Evacuations Scheduled for Foothill Communities



February 26, 2010                                           





The Foothills Incident Unified Command has ordered mandatory evacuations for this afternoon, Friday, February 26, at 4 p.m., due to the risk of debris flows in the Station Fire burn area.


Evacuations have been ordered for areas of La Crescenta and La Canada Flintridge.  Affected residents are being notified through Alert LA County and by door-to-door notification by LA County Sheriff’s deputies. 


Evacuations must be completed by 6 p.m. tonight


‘No Parking During Rain Event’ restrictions will also be enforced on posted streets in La Canada Flintridge and La Crescenta.  Parking will not be allowed on streets during the entire rain event.


The evacuations have been ordered as a safety precaution following predictions of rainfall today and Saturday.  Residents are strongly urged to comply with the evacuation orders.


American Red Cross has established an evacuation shelter for La Canada Flintridge and La Cresenta at La Canada Flintridge Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Boulevard, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011.  Residents seeking more information can call the Red Cross at (888) 737-4306 (select 6 for After Hours Disaster Work).


Residents, business owners including persons with access and functional needs may also call 211 la county for information and referral services regarding post disaster resources that are available to those affected by the floods and debris and mud flow.  The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week.  211 la county services can also be accessed by visiting




Media Contacts:

                Captain Mark Savage, LA County Fire Dept - 213.247.7014

                Nicole Nishida, LA County Sheriff’s Dept - 323.810.1973

                Bob Spencer, LA County Public Works Dept - 626.703.7400

Ken Kondo, Office of Emergency Management – 213.792.5128




Gary H. Bozé
Public Information Officer

County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Works
Public Relations Group
900 S. Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803

626.458.4094 - Office
626.458.6579 - Fax

"Public Service That Works"


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