The City Of Azusa And The EOC
The Azusa Police Department's Emergency Operation Center will remain activated until 6:00 pm tonight. There were no reports of any major damage or injuries.
Flash Flood Watch
As of Friday, December 12 at 11:12 am, the National Weather Service is advising of scattered showers with isolated thunderstorms will continue across Los angeles county today. Storms will be capable of producing brief heavy downpours, gusty winds, small hail and dangerous cloud to ground lightning. At 11:05 am, doppler radar indicated scattered showers across Los Angeles county. The strongest line of storms was currently located from downtown Los Angeles, extending northeastward through Glendale and the Verdugo mountains, impacting Highway 134 and Interstate 210.
Rainfall rates have generally ranged between one quarter and one third of an inch per hour, and could locally reach one half inch per hour near heavier showers or thunderstorms. A flash flood watch remains in effect for the recent burn areas through this evening.
A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. Flash flooding and debris flows will be a particular threat in and below the recently burned areas. Residents in or below the recently burned areas are urged to take the steps necessary to protect their property. Persons in the watch area should remain alert and follow directions of emergency preparedness officials.
Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses, as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. If flash flooding is observed act quickly. Move Up to higher ground to escape flood waters. Do not stay in areas subject to flooding when water begins rising. Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road. When encountering flooded roads make the smart choice, turn around, don't drown. To report flooding, please call the Azusa Police Department at (626) 812-3200, or send a message via Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag of #AzusaPD.
As of Friday, December 12 at 9:50 am, the Mandatory Evacuation order was lifted, and a Voluntary Evacuation notice will remain in effect until 6 pm tonight.
There are no road closures or hazards with the city of Azusa. However, please use caution when traveling on roadways near the recent burn areas, as there may be isolated and occasional debris on the roadway.
Storm Safety Resources
For storm related news, information, tips and resources, please visit AzusaPD.org/rain.
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