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March 22, 2108 – 4 p.m. Update

ALL EVACUATIONS LIFTED IN CANYON FIRE BURN SCAR AREA 

CORONA, CA–As of 4 p.m. this afternoon, all evacuations have been lifted for the Canyon Fire Burn Scar Area. This morning’s storm arrived later than anticipated and with less intensity. According to the National Weather Service, additional mild to moderate showers will continue throughout the evening.

Residents are encouraged to continue to monitor news sources and use precaution, as weather can be unpredictable. Please remember that burned slopes can remain vulnerable for years to come. It is imperative to use due diligence in preparing your family and property 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 City of Corona Police Department and Corona Fire Department appreciate the community’s understanding and cooperation during this time. If you have any questions, please call the Corona Public Information Hotline at 951-817-5800. 

 

March 22, 2018 – 2:15 p.m. Update

Mandatory evacuations remain in effect.

Remember: During a storm, regardless how large or small, stay vigilant as weather can change quickly.

Click here to view map of evacuated homes.

Click here to view list of evacuated homes.

Info Line: ☎ (951) 817-5800

  

March 22, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. Update

Mandatory evacuations remain in effect.

We are continually monitoring and working with the National Weather Service evaluating the probability and risk of potential weather related incidents. More updates to come. Please give us a call if you have any questions: (951) 817-5800.

www.CoronaCA.gov/StormWatch

 

March 22, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. Update

Mandatory evacuations are still in effect.

The Corona Public Information Hotline is available at 951-817-5800 to answer questions.

 

March 21, 2018 – 10:30 p.m. Update

Mandatory evacuations remain in effect throughout the night. Please do not wait until heavy rains begin to take action – be proactive.

 

March 21, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. Update

PLEASE BE ADVISED OF ROAD CLOSURES

• Dominguez Ranch & San Ponte
• Oakridge & San Ramon
• Canyon Crest & Diamond View
• Montana Ranch & Hidden Hills

Residents will be asked to show ID to gain access. Residents being evacuated will be allowed to enter and gather belongings. If you have any questions, please call (951) 817-5800.

 

March 21, 2018 – 5:10 p.m. Update

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

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.

 


 

 

March 21, 2018 11:20 a.m. Update

Heavy rains are expected to reach Corona after midnight through early morning hours of Thursday. It is important to remember areas within and downslope of the Canyon Fire burned areas have an increased risk of erosion, flash flooding, and debris flows. Based off predicted rainfall amounts, evacuations may be issued. Please stay alert and monitor information sources.

 

SANDBAGS ARE AVAILABLE

Sandbags

In preparation for the upcoming storm, up to ten free pre-filled sandbags are available for Corona Residents at Santana Park.

There are also sandbags at Fire Station #5 at Canyon Crest for residents of the Canyon Fire Burn Area. 

Santana Park: 598 Santana Way
Fire Station #5: 1200 Canyon Crest Dr

 

 


 

 

March 20, 2018 4:00 p.m. Update 

Be prepared – rain is on the way!

STORM EXPECTED IN CORONA

A storm will affect our region this week. Heavy rain is forecast in Corona and Riverside County from Wednesday evening through late Thursday night. 

With the expectation of heavy rain, it is important to remember areas within the downslope of the Canyon Fire burned areas have an increased risk of erosion, flash flooding and debris flows.

When rainfall events are predicted, stay alert, and monitor information sources. Those living in this area should follow city information and think about what to do should they be asked to leave their homes. 

Based off predicted rainfall amounts and the duration of time in which it will occur, the National Weather Service (NWS) may issue a Flash Flood Warning. Flash Flood Warnings will be given via television, radio and wireless emergency alerts if your device is compatible. In the event a Flash Flood Warning is issued for the Canyon Fire burn area, evacuation orders may be given. If you are told to evacuate, please adhere to these orders, as they are given to ensure your safety.

Remember to Sign up for Emergency Notifications!! The City of Corona has a local notification system that will send telephone notifications to resident and business during an emergency. Only land-lines are in the system. Register your cell phone number and select if you would like to receive an additional notification by email and/or text. Visit www.CoronaCA.gov/ENS to register!

Remember when rainfall events are predicted regardless how large or small, stay vigilant as weather can change quickly.

A site used to display potential debris flow impacted areas for the Canyon Fire Burn Area is provided. Website: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sgx/kml/canyonfire.php

 

 


 

 

WHEN AN UPCOMING STORM IS EXPECTED IN CORONA:

It is important to remember areas within and downslope of the Canyon Fire burned areas have an increased risk of erosion, flash flooding and debris flows.

When rainfall events are predicted, stay alert, and monitor information sources. A site used to monitor weather for the Canyon Fire Burn Area is provided. Website: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sgx/kml/canyonfire.php

Based off predicted rainfall amounts and the duration of time in which it will occur, the National Weather Service (NWS) may issue a Flash Flood Warning. Flash Flood Warnings will be given via television, radio and wireless emergency alerts if your device is compatible. In the event a Flash Flood Warning is issued for the Canyon Fire burn area, evacuation orders may be given. If you are told to evacuate, please adhere to these orders, as they are given to ensure your safety.

Sign up for Emergency Notifications 

Remember to Sign up for Emergency Notifications! The City of Corona has a local notification system that will send telephone notifications to resident and business during an emergency. Only land-lines are in the system. Register your cell phone number and select if you would like to receive an additional notification by email and/or text. Visit www.CoronaCA.gov/ENS to register!

Remember when rainfall events are predicted regardless how large or small, stay vigilant as weather can change quickly.

Learn the difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood Warning

Flood watch vs flood warning graphic