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January 10, 2018 4:30 P.M. UPDATE

ALL EVACUATIONS LIFTED

The National Weather Service has released all flash flood warnings and watches in our area and all evacuations have been lifted.

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.  

See Press Release here


January 10, 2018 2:00 P.M. UPDATE

MAJORITY OF EVACUATIONS LIFTED

Click here for a map of homes still under Mandatory Evacuation. 

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. 

See Press Release here.

MORE INFORMATION 

For other questions please call our information line at 951-817-5800

 


January 10, 2018 9:00 A.M. UPDATE

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS

Mandatory Evacuations are still in place for those in the Evacuations Areas.

CURRENT STATUS

City and Fire crews are hard at work clearing streets from mud and debris in order to allow residents to safely return to their homes as soon as possible. 

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January 9, 2018 Winter Storm

7:00 P.M. UPDATE

As of 5:45 p.m. the National Weather Service has downgraded the Flash Flood Warning in the Canyon Fire Burn Scar area to a Flash Flood Watch. The City of Corona’s Mandatory Evacuations will stay in place through the night to ensure the safety of residents until further assessments can be made.

We appreciate the community’s support and understanding at this time.

SHELTER INFORMATION 

An American Red Cross evacuation center has been set up at Corona High School at 1150 W 10th Street and pets can be temporarily boarded at the Corona Animal Shelter.

MORE INFORMATION 

For other questions please call our information line at 951-817-5800

 


4:00 p.m. FLASH FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS

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.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PRESS RELEASE

 

LIVE WEATHER UPDATES

National Weather Service Canyon Fire Area Weather Update Page

INFORMATION LINE

951-817-5800 

 


 

January 8, 2018 Winter Storm

LIVE WEATHER UPDATES

National Weather Service Canyon Fire Area Weather Update Page

FLASH FLOOD WATCH 

1/8/2018 11:30 a.m. National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for recent burn areas for LATE TONIGHT through TUESDAY EVENING. 

SANDBAGS

Sandbags are available at the Corona Fire Station #5 (1200 Canyon Crest Dr, Corona, CA 92882) for residents in the Canyon Fire Burn Scar area. Up to 10 per household. Please bring ID for proof of residency. 

VOLUNTARY EVACUATIONS

Jan. 8, 2017 4:00 p.m. 

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. 

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

View Official Press Release

 


Canyon Fire Burn Area Winter Preparedness

The recent Canyon Fire burned 2662 acres, heavily impacting our City. Some of these burned areas have highly erosive soils on very steep slopes. The fire consumed much of the vegetation and soil cover which has subsequently increased the risk of erosion, flash flooding, and debris flows within and downslope of the fire area. 

Rainfall can trigger these events, so it is important to understand the risks and be mindful of predicted weather, as these will be hazards we are susceptible to for multiple years. 

The Corona Fire Department has put together some helpful resources for residents in these areas to take time to prepare for these types of events, and held a community meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017.

A letter with this information was also mailed out to residents near the Canyon Fire Burn Area.
Click here to view a PDF version of the letter.

If you have any questions, please contact the Corona Fire Department at 951-736-2220.

LIVE WEATHER UPDATES

National Weather Service Canyon Fire Area Weather Update Page

SANDBAGS

Sandbags are available at the Corona Fire Station #5 (1200 Canyon Crest Dr, Corona, CA 92882) for residents in the Canyon Fire Burn Scar area. Up to 10 per household. Please bring ID for proof of residency. 

MUDSLIDE / DEBRIS FLOW RISK ASSESSMENT

Click here to learn more about the mudslide risk in your area. 

NOTIFICATIONS

The City of Corona has a local notification system that will send telephone notifications to residents and businesses 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 for notifications! 

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