Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Evacuation orders issued in La Canada Flintridge and La Crescenta


The FOLLOWING EVACUATION PRESS release will be posted ON the CARE website.






Evacuation orders have been issued today, Tuesday, December 21, by the Foothills Unified Incident Command for 147 residences in La Canada Flintridge and 85 residences in La Crescenta due to the possibility of debris flows resulting from forecasted rain storms in the area.


Residents are urged to follow the evacuation orders as a safety precaution. Residents are asked to comply with evacuation orders by 9:00 p.m. tonight. Affected property owners are being notified of the evacuation orders by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.


The Red Cross has established an evacuation shelter at the Holy Redeemer Church at 2411 Montrose Avenue, Montrose 91020. The shelter will open at 6:00 p.m.              


‘No Parking During Rain Event’ restrictions are currently in force on posted streets in La Canada Flintridge and La Crescenta. Parking will not be allowed on those streets during the entire rain event and vehicles will be subject to towing.


Residents are urged to continue to monitor news broadcasts, or visit the CARE website at www.dpwcare.org for further updates as this series of storms approach.



Media Contacts:


Bob Spencer, County Public Works (626) 703-7400

Captain Mark Savage, LA County Fire (213) 247-7014

Nicole Nishida, LA County Sheriff’s (323) 810-1973

Ken Kondo, County Office of Emergency Management (213) 792-5128


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