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Evacuation Orders Lifted in Glendora, Azusa

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    An Azusa family is in deep financially and physically after the strong Southern California winter storm covered their home with mudslides and posed even more future risks. Kate Larsen reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014. (Published Monday, Mar 3, 2014)

    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.

    Azusa Residents Return Home After Mudslides

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    Residents forced to evacuate during a massive storm are finally returning after mudslides swept through the neighborhood. Reggie Kumar reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014. (Published Sunday, Mar 2, 2014)

    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.

    Family Still Out of Azusa Home

    [LA] Family Still Out of Azusa Home
    Though evacuation orders in Azusa were lifted, one family has been out of their home for four days as mud surrounded the home. Kate Larsen reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014. (Published Sunday, Mar 2, 2014)

    City Manager Chris Jeffers said stronger rain was expected to touch down on Saturday.

    Glendora Evacuations Lifted

    [LA] Glendora Evacuations Lifted
    Evacuation orders for the mud-stricken foothill community of Glendora was lifted early Sunday. The orders came after days of hard rain that brought mudslides and debris flow to the fire-scarred area. Reggie Kumar reports live for Today in LA on Sunday, March 2, 2014. (Published Sunday, Mar 2, 2014)

    “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.  

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