Stream of mud flows down Glendale hillside

December 21, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
The hillsides in the burn areas are holding on Tuesday morning, but the worst rain is expected to come in the evening, and mudslides and flooding are still a very real threat.

The rain has been constant, but there is no slide activity in the foothills of La Canada Flintridge.

Residents in the Glendale foothills were not so fortunate.

"I don't want the house to be red-tagged or yellow-tagged ... I'm still kind of shocked right now," said Michael Resvani of Glendale.

A steady stream of mud flowed down the hillside, but authorities said it was nothing major. Still, it had Glendale residents nervous about the next 48 hours.

County roads within the Station Fire burn area remain closed, including Angeles Forest Highway, Big Tujunga Canyon Road and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road. Residents living in the burn areas are not permitted to use the roads until the closures are lifted.

A record rainfall of .98 inches was set at Los Angeles International Airport Monday, the most for this date since 1952, according to the National Weather Service.

Rainfall records were also set at Long Beach Airport, where 1.65 inches was recorded, breaking a record set in 1964; and in San Gabriel, where 2.66 inches was recorded at the fire station, breaking the old record of 1.33 inches set in 2002.

In the event that evacuations orders are issued, the following locations (which are accessible to persons with disabilities) will be used as shelters:

  • Sunland Park Recreation Center, 8651 Foothill Blvd., Sunland, (818) 621-2321
  • Sunland Senior Citizens Center, 8640 Fenwick St. Sunland, (818) 353-9571
The Los Angeles City Emergency Management Department will continue to monitor weather reports and the impact on the previously burned areas throughout the duration of the storm. Additional information is available at:


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