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Flash Flood Warning | Mandatory Evacuations for Canyon Fire Burn Scar Area

Post Date:01/09/2018 3:48 p.m.

Police & Fire

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                
January 9, 2018

FLASH FLOOD WARNING
MANDATORY EVACUATIONS FOR CANYON FIRE BURN SCAR AREA

 

CORONA, CA– The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning indicating that flash flooding or debris flows are imminent or occurring. An immediate mandatory evacuation order has been issued for residents of homes on or near recently burned slopes; the attached listed properties have been identified as being at risk. Please click here to view a map of properties at risk.

Mud and debris flow from storms earlier today have already impacted properties and streets in the area, including San Ramon Drive, San Almada Road, and Elderberry Circle. City and Cal Fire crews have been working diligently to clear the streets of the impacted areas.

Be aware that officers will NOT be making door-to-door notifications during a flash flood warning. They will utilize a PA or siren notification as they evacuate themselves from the impacted areas.

Do not delay evacuating until the rain becomes severe. Debris flows can occur without any notice, and evacuation routes can quickly become impassable due to mud and debris or flooding.

Residents are encouraged to evacuate with their animals as the emergency may prevent future entry to the impacted areas due to safety concerns.

An evacuation center has been established by the Red Cross at Corona High School located at 1150 W 10th Street, Corona. 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 to answer questions at 951-817-5800 or residents can check our website, CoronaCA.gov/StormWatch and the city’s 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.

Media Contact
Gina Moran-McGough
Corona Fire Department
Emergency Services Coordinator
951-736-2458
Gina.Moran-McGough@CoronaCA.gov

 

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