Silverado Canyon Residents Prepare for Possible Mudslides From Upcoming Storm

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Residents of Silverado Canyon in Orange County were preparing Monday for an approaching storm that could cause mudslides in the areas affected by a 1,000 acre brush fire in September.

The County Emergency Operations Center was calling for voluntary evacuations for the Silverado Canyon burn area at 8 a.m. Tuesday due to potential flooding and debris flows, according to a news release from Orange County Public Works.

The evacuation advisory was only for homes located east of 30311 Silverado Canyon Road.  Residents of homes against steep slopes that burned during the Silverado Fire were urged to follow the voluntary evacuation, the release stated.

Sandbags were available at the OC Fire Authority’s Station 14 located at 29402 Silverado Canyon Road, as well as at an OC Public Works’ Maintenance Yard at 20811 El Toro Road in Lake Forest.

Residents with large animals should move their animals before the rainfall begins Tuesday morning, according to the agency.

Those with disabilities or requiring other assistance in evacuating should call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at 714- 647-7000.

Residents were urged to follow @OrangeCountyEOC and @OCSD on Twitter for the latest updates.

Chip Yost reports from Fullerton for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014.