Avoiding the Worst Case Scenario

Los Angeles City fire officials and emergency managers will host post-fire erosion meetings starting Tuesday night for people who live in and below watersheds burned by the Sayre, Sesnon, Marek and Station fires.

Representatives of city and county agencies, including the Los Angeles Emergency Management Department, will be on hand to answer questions and advise residents on "debris flow preparedness for both life safety and property protection,"' the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement.

"During periods of rainy weather, there is an increased risk that mud and debris can flow from previously burned canyon and hillside areas into residential areas," according to a statement from the city's Emergency Management Department.

The vulnerable areas are indicated on a series of 22 maps published by the department.

The first meeting will be held tonight at Northeast Valley City Hall at 7747 Foothill Blvd. in Tujunga, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m

For more information on safety tips, maps, and future meetings go to the Los Angeles Fire Department website.

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