Flood Preparations Underway in Area Scorched by Colby Fire

Residents in the Colby Fire impact area were taking precautions Tuesday over concerns that a pair of storms expected to arrive in Southern California later this week could cause mudslides and floods.

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Preparations were underway Monday for possible flooding in the Glendora area. (Credit: KTLA)

The mountainsides in the Glendora foothills, which burned last month, may not be able to handle the rain, which forecasters said could be the most significant seen in Los Angeles in about two years.

In response to the threat of mudslides and floods in some residential areas, city officials have moved their alert system level from green to yellow.

Under a yellow alert, parking restrictions were in place in order to keep the streets clear for emergency vehicles, according to Glendora police.

Trash bins and other unnecessary items should also be removed from the street. However, no evacuations orders were in effect.

About 2,000 acres were burned in the Angeles National Forest as a result of the Colby Fire last month.

The Colby Fire impact area includes properties north of Sierra Madre between the western city boundaries of Azusa and Glendora to the eastern boundary of properties on the west side of the Little Dalton Wash, according to the Glendale Police Department.

More information is available online and by phone:

Website:  City of Glendora: Colby Fire Information
Nixle: text 91741 to 888-777; or sign up at nixle.com
Facebook: Glendora Police Department
Twitter: @Glendora_PD

KTLA’s Lynette Romero and Steve Kuzj contributed to this report.


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