Colby Fire: Glendora Alerts Residents of Post-Wildfire Flooding | KCET
Colby Fire: Glendora Alerts Residents of Post-Wildfire Flooding
With a pair of storms expected to move into the Southland this week and bring long-awaited rain, Glendora officials issued a warning to residents today about the possibility of flooding from mountainous areas recently scorched in the Colby Fire.
The city activated what it calls a "Yellow Level" emergency protocol for neighborhoods impacted by the Colby Fire, which burned 1,952 acres, destroyed five homes, and damaged 17 others while injuring six people, including five firefighters.
The alert does not mandate any evacuations, but it includes parking restrictions and directs residents to remove vehicles, trash bins, and any other obstructions from streets and travel lanes. Vehicles that are not moved off streets could be towed, according to the city.
The area affected by the alert is north of Sierra Madre between the western boundaries of Azusa/Glendora to the eastern boundary of properties on the west side of the Little Dalton Wash, near Loraine Avenue, city officials said.
"These areas have the highest risk of being impacted by flooding/debris flows from rainfall due to the loss of vegetation from the foothills," according to the city's alert.