Evacuations Lifted for Majority of Homes in Canyon Fire Burn Scar Area
For Immediate Release
January 10, 2018
EVACUATIONS LIFTED FOR MAJORITY OF HOMES IN CANYON FIRE BURN SCAR AREA
CORONA, CA– The National Weather Service has released all flash flood warnings and watches in our area. City resources have been working to assess the damages to dwellings, roadways, utilities, and other infrastructure. Clean-up efforts are underway in the affected neighborhoods.
The following neighborhoods have been impacted by mudflows and remain closed and under mandatory evacuation: San Ramon Drive & San Alvarado Circle. Road closures will remain in place for these areas.
The American Red Cross will be closing the evacuation shelter today. Residents of these affected streets can call 951-817-5800 if they are in need of temporary shelter. Temporary boarding for pets will remain available at the Corona Animal Shelter located at 1330 Magnolia Ave., Corona.
The following neighborhoods have been deemed clear of hazards, and all evacuations and road closures have been lifted in these areas: Hidden Hills Way, Bulrush Circle, Elderberry Circle, Misty Ridge Lane, Wilderness Drive & Wilderness Circle, Canyon Crest Drive & Canyon Crest Circle, Diamond View Street, San Ponte Road, San Viscaya Circle, San Sebastian Circle, Oakridge Drive, San Almada Road.
The City of Corona has efforts underway to remove the mud from the roadways as well as from all of the pre-storm preparation areas such as debris basins, culverts, and other control methods, to prepare them for the next winter storm. These efforts will occur for several days.
It is important to remember that this, being the first winter storm, is not an indication of the ability of the Canyon Fire burn area to sustain itself in future storm events. The hillsides will remain more susceptible than normal to mudflow and flash flooding for several seasons.
Residents are reminded to use due diligence in preparing their properties for future rainstorms. Sand bags will remain available at Fire Station #5, 1200 Canyon Crest Drive, for residents of the Sierra Del Oro neighborhood, and will be placed at Santana Park as needed for residents Citywide.
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.
Corona Fire Department
Emergency Services Coordinator