Below are tips to prepare for the pending storms, broken down by cities and regions in Southern California likely affected by possible mudslides.
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- Officials have imposed mandatory evacuations for Azusa. An evacuation center has been established at the Crowther Center at 241 W. Dawson Avenue in Glendora. The phone number to the center is 626-914-2357.
- The city has sandbags available to residents. The City can provide sandbags to residents (10 per household) with proof of City residency; valid ID or a utility bill matching ID. For information, call (310) 285-2467 or after hours, 310-550-4951.
- Public Works Department is providing sandbags to residents and business owners.
- Pickup at Public Works Field Services Yard: 124 South Lake St., Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Public Works Field Services Yard can be reached at (818) 238-3800.
- Residents along Country Club Drive north of Via Montana are advised not to park cars on or next to the street, which is designed to carry storm water to the County's lower debris basin.
- Residents in the surrounding hillsides of Burbank are encouraged to prepare for this onslaught of rain and possible mud/debris by clearing rain gutters and drains.
- If you live on a hillside and need additional support with sandbags, please respond to Burbank City Yards on Lake Street, show proof of residency, and pick up additional sand bags.
- Glendale Fire Department stations have been supplied with burlap bags that are available to the public for free (sand not provided)
- Up to 10 additional sandbags, per household, will be available from the City of Glendale Public Works yard at 541 W. Chevy Chase Dr., (818) 548-3950.
- To date, 18,000 sandbags have been distributed. Residents can pick up sandbags at the City Yard at 440 S. Loraine Ave. 24/7.
- Hard closures in the Colby Fire burn area went into effect Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at 8:15 p.m. No one will be allowed to return to the area until further notice.
- City went on "orange alert," Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at 8 a.m.
- A perimeter of 100 homes in the Colby Fire burn area (this includes properties north of Sierra Madre between the western city boundaries of Azusa/Glendora (Yucca Ridge) to the eastern boundary of properties on the west side of the Little Dalton Wash, near Loraine Avenue) were placed under a voluntary evacuation order Wednesday.
- Residents that are part of the voluntary evacuation are directed to remove vehicles, trash bins, other obstructions from streets and/or travel lanes prior to evacuating as they will be subject to tow or removal by authorities.
- Evacuees will be directed to the Evacuation Center: 241 W. Dawson Ave. Glendora, CA 91740.
- Residents electing not to evacuate will be asked to sign a Refusal to Evacuate Form.
- Mandatory evacuation order for those living below the area where the Madison Fire scorched the Hillside 10 months ago
- An evacuation shelter has been set up at the Monrovia Community Center at 119 W. Palm Ave.
- Sand and Sandbags available at the Public Works/Public Service yard located at 1651 San Francisco Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813. Also at any fire station.
- KKJZ 88.1 FM will broadcast information related to the Long Beach Community.
Los Angeles City
- Empty sandbags and sand are available at all Los Angeles Fire Department stations, although the department will not fill or deliver them.
Los Angeles County
- Department of Parks and Recreation sandbagging flood-prone park areas, lifeguards on standby for deployment into areas where rain may create fast-moving water
- Free sandbags available at any County Fire Station
- Department of Animal Care and Control can house dogs, cats and reptiles that need to be temporarily relocated at the Inland Valley Humane Society in Pomona. Horses and other large animals can be housed at Cal Poly Pomona.
- Residents can call 2-1-1 for LA County information and referral services regarding post disaster resources that are available to affected persons.
- Sandbags available at two fire stations. Station 37: 3430 E. Foothill Blvd and Station 38: 1150 Linda Vista Ave.
- Residents and businesses with power issues can call Pasadena Water and Power at 626-744-4673 and for water-related emergencies at 626-744-4138.
- City is reminding the public to clear debris and overgrowth from drainage channels and rain gutters before the rain starts, keep cars fueled/charged and to keep a disaster kit updated with flashlights and extra batteries.
- Problem areas during rainy seasons such as Placerita Canyon, Calla Lilly, Sierra Highway near Beales’ Cut, Soledad Canyon Road.
- City Public Works dispatch at 661-294-2520, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and for after-hours storm related emergencies, please call the Sheriff’s dispatch at 661-255-1121.
- Sandbags can be obtained at the Seal Beach Lifegaurd Headquarters at 888 Ocean Ave. , Seal Beach, CA 90740. Additional sandbags are at Landing and Seal Beach boulevards, Arbor Park and Fire Stations 44 & 48.
- City’s Marine Safety Department is expecting high surf between 10 to 12 feet midday Saturday and high tide Saturday morning.
- Questions may be referred to the City of Seal Beach Marine Safety Department at 562-431-2527, ext 1202.
If you see downed power lines in the city of Los Angeles, call LADWP at 1-800-342-5397. For those outside of LA, call Southern California Edison at 1-200-677-1911 to report any power outages.