Flash Flood Watch Yields Voluntary Evacuations for Canyon Fire Burn Scar Area
For Immediate Release
January 8, 2018
FLASH FLOOD WATCH YIELDS VOLUNTARY EVACUATIONS FOR CANYON FIRE BURN SCAR AREA
CORONA, CA– The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch which means that a flash flood is possible due to heavy rainfall. A voluntary evacuation for the Canyon Fire area has been issued due to potential flooding and debris flows.
The voluntary evacuation is for homes on or near recently burned slopes; the attached listed properties have been identified as being at risk. Please click here to view map of properties at risk.
Beginning today Jan. 8, 2018 at 6 p.m., only residents will be allowed to enter the areas under the voluntary evacuation. However, residents should be prepared that if conditions worsen, they may not be able to return to their homes.
An evacuation center will be established by the Red Cross should there be need from residents. Please call 951-817-5800 if you are in need of a temporary shelter. Temporary boarding for pets will be available at the Corona Animal Shelter located at 1330 Magnolia Ave, Corona.
The Corona Public Information Hotline will be available at to answer questions at 951-817-5800 or residents can check our website, CoronaCA.gov/StormWatch and social media sites for the latest information.
About the City of Corona: Corona is located adjacent to Orange County California at the junction of the 91 and 15 freeways with a population of more than 160,000 residents. For more information regarding The City of Corona visit www.CoronaCA.gov
Corona Fire Department
Emergency Services Coordinator