Santa Clarita

Officials Urge Evacuations as Major Storm Hits SoCal

Officials are urging some Southern California residents to evacuate their homes during the major storm. The notices were issued in advance of a storm which that brought heavy rainfall and increased risk of mudslides.

Santa Clarita

Mandatory evacuation orders remained in place Sunday night for residents in the Sand Canyon impacted by the Sand Fire and other burn areas, officials said.

The National Weather Service has advised that the Santa Clarita Valley is under a flash flood watch through Sunday night.

Several roads leading into the Val Verde area are washed out. Residents in the area are being urged to shelter in place.

The area includes Placerita Canyon Road to the south, Sand Canyon Road to the west boundary, and Iron Canyon Road on the northern boundary.

The evacuation center is at Canyon High School located at 19300 Nadal Street in Santa Clarita. 

Animals may be taken to the Castaic Animal Shelter at 31044 Charlie Canyon Road in Castaic.

Livestock may be taken to Pierce College at 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills.


All homes in the Fish Fire impact area in Duarte will be under mandatory evacuation orders starting Sunday. 

The Duarte Community Center (1600 Huntington Dr.) will serve as an evacuation site beginning Sunday at 7 a.m. The evacuation site and mobile animal shelter were expected to remain open overnight. 

Animals are not allowed at the shelter and residents are encouraged to make arrangements for them. 

Camarillo Springs

Similarly, residents in Camarillo Springs have received voluntary evacuation orders which will begin Sunday at 6 a.m.

The Red Cross Emergency Shelter in Camarillo opens Sunday at 6 a.m. It is located in the Leisure Village Recreation building at 1200 Leisure Village Drive in Camarillo.


Voluntary evacuation orders are in effect for the Colby Fire Impact Area in Glendora, according to the Glendora Police Department. 

This area encompasses about 1,000 homes north of Sierra Madre Avenue between the western city boundaries of Azusa/Glendora to the eastern boundary of properties on the western side of Little Dalton Wash. 

The evacuation center is located at the Crowther Teen and Family Center at 241 West Dawson Ave. in Glendora. 

Silverado Canyon 

Voluntary evacuations have also been ordered for the Silverado Canyon burn area beginning 9 a.m. Sunday. The evacuation advisory is for homes east of 30311 Silverado Canyon Rd., according to the Orange County Fire Authority. 

Silverado Canyon residents with large animals should make personal arrangements to move their animals before the rainfall Sunday morning, fire officials said.

Sandbags or rice bales are available at OC Fire Authority's Station 14, at 29402 Silverado Canyon Road.

More information: 714-628-7085.

If you need to move small pets here is the info, and fees are waived for either location:

The Orange County Animal Care Shelter  
561 The City Dr S, Orange, CA 92868
(714) 935-6848
Open until 5 p.m.

VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital
1 South Pointe Dr.
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Open until 5 p.m.

The Silverado Canyon evacuations were lifted around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. 

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