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FLASH FLOOD WATCH YIELDS MANDATORY EVACUATIONS FOR CANYON FIRE BURN SCAR AREA

Post Date:03/21/2018 5:10 PM

Police & Fire

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                
March 21, 2018

FLASH FLOOD WATCH YIELDS MANDATORY EVACUATIONS FOR CANYON FIRE BURN SCAR AREA 

CORONA, CA– The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch due to predicted heavy rainfall in the early hours of Thursday morning through Thursday afternoon meaning a flash flood is possible. Beginning today at 6 p.m., mandatory evacuations for the Canyon Fire area will be issued due to potential flooding and debris flows.

The mandatory 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.

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.

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 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.

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

 

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