Evacuation orders have been lifted in Glendora and neighboring Azusa after a strong storm system causing mud and debris flow passed through the region.
Flooding alert levels were lowered from red to yellow at 6 a.m. in the Colby fire burn area, according to a statement from the city.
Rain-parking restrictions were still in effect and residents were told to remove vehicles, trash bins, and any other objects from the streets.
A thousand homes in Glendora were under evacuation orders since Friday morning. Officials had warned over the weekend that a lull in strong showers didn’t mean the storm had passed.
City Manager Chris Jeffers said stronger rain was expected to touch down on Saturday.
“The situation we deal with is that while we have these lulls and this sense of people thinking maybe it’s over, that’s not true,” Jeffers said. “We do expect more rain today.”
Rain picked up through the afternoon before tapering off in the night.
City engineers hoped to evaluate the hillsides for saturation levels and any stress the mountains have received.
Twenty-six homes in neighboring Azusa were also under evacuation orders until Sunday afternoon, when all but one were reopened to residents. One home was yellow-tagged due to damage caused by the mud and debris.
Evacuations were issued on Friday due to “unstable ground” as another storm passed Saturday.
The communities are nestled next to fire-scarred hills from January’s Colby fire.