City Issues Green Flag Warning

Posted 1/20/12 – The City of Sierra Madre has issued a Green Flag Alert for mudslides and debris flows in the hillside communities. The National Weather Service is forecasting an 80% chance of precipitation beginning this evening (Friday 1/20/12) and continuing into tomorrow (Saturday 1/21/2012).

A Green Flag Alert is issued when there is an 80% chance or more of precipitation. Affected residents should get ready for potential evacuation and keep close watch on weather forecasts. This includes residents of the Upper and Lower Canyon as well as any resident whose property abuts the hillsides burned by the Santa Anita Fire.

Stage One: GREEN FLAG – Activated under a prediction of 80% – 100% chance of precipitation. Affected residents should get “READY” for potential evacuation. This includes keeping a close watch on weather forecasts.

Updates will also be issued on SMTV3 (Time Warner-channel 3), the City’s website www.cityofsierramadre.com, the Sierra Madre Community Radio (AM 1630), eblasts, and the City’s emergency blog (http://sierramadrepio/blogspot.com).

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