Posts Tagged Weather

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Tuesday December 20 2011

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to California Residents and Businesses Affected by the Los Angeles High Winds

Sacramento, CA – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to California residents and business owners affected by the Los Angeles County High Winds from November 30 through December 4, 2011, announced U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Karen G. Mills. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following a December 13 [...]

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Thursday December 15 2011

Sierra Madre Windstorm Information- Update # 14 – New Winds Expected Tonight

Issued 12/14/11, Posted 12/15/11 - The City of Sierra Madre would like to make residents, businesses, and visitors aware of the latest National Weather Forecast for increasing winds beginning tomorrow (Thursday) evening and continuing into Friday.  Winds are forecast to reach between 15 and 25mph, with gusts up to 30mph. Residents are urged to be very [...]

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Tuesday December 13 2011

Sierra Madre Windstorm Information – Update #13

The City is now in recovery mode as it works to clear all streets, identify and remove potential hazards, and inventory losses. We will continue to provide any specific and important information to our residents, businesses, and visitors as necessary. All residents are urged to report private property damage from the severe windstorm event to [...]

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Tuesday December 13 2011

Sierra Madre Windstorm Information – Info from Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office

Posted 12/13/11 – The City of Sierra Madre would like to relay some important information from the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office that may affect residents of Sierra Madre that have suffered wind damage to their property.  Los Angeles County Assessor John R. Noquez urges property owners who may have been affected by the recent high [...]

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Monday December 12 2011

Sierra Madre Damage Inspected by State Officials, Gov. Declares State of Emergency for SM

Sierra Madre Damage Inspected by State Officials, Gov. Declares State of Emergency for SM

Originally posted 12/9/11, Updated 12/12/11 Follow-up update to story below: Assemblyman Anthony Portantino posted the following on his Facebook page Saturday, the day after we ran into him heading out to inspect wind damage in Sierra Madre…”Great News for cities in the San Gabriel Valley. The wind damage tour made a difference. One day after [...]

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Monday December 12 2011

Council Agenda, Tuesday, Dec. 13th

Posted on 12/13/11 – Among the items on Tuesday’s agenda, which you can download by clicking here, are: Closed Session meeting to discuss negotiations with SMPOA, introduction of 2012 SMRFA Princesses and new Librarian Carolyn Thomas, and recognition of Chief Diaz as she retires from SMPD. Also on the agenda, in the Consent Calendar, is approval [...]

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Sunday December 11 2011

City Issues Green Flag Alert

Posted 3:07pm, 12/11/11 – 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 80-90% chance of precipitation for this evening and tomorrow. A Green Flag Alert is issued when there is an 80% chance or more of [...]

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Thursday December 08 2011

Kiwanis To Host Emergency Response Forum

Posted 12/8/11 – On Tuesday, Dec. 13, The Kiwanis Club of Sierra Madre will host a public forum to discuss the emergency response to the recent windstorm. The forum will concentrate on ways to improve emergency procedures and be better prepared for the next disaster. The event will include a panel of representatives from City [...]

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Wednesday December 07 2011

Latest Wind Update from City

Sierra Madre, CA. December 7, 2011 – Sierra Madre Windstorm Information – Update #12 The City is now in recovery mode as it works to clear all streets, identify and remove potential hazards, and inventory losses. This is the final anticipated update that includes general information for the upcoming recovery efforts. We will continue to [...]

Wednesday December 07 2011

Letter to Editor re: Sierra Madre CERT Continues to Urge Residents to Prepare

Posted 12/7/11 – In light of the recent wind storm, many of us now realize how very vulnerable we all are in our usually calm Sierra Madre. Trees came down causing structural damage and a full electrical outage for up to 5 days in some areas. Residents were diligent about taking their kids and elderly [...]

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Sunday November 20 2011

City Issues Green Flag Warning

Posted 9am, 11/20/11 – The City of Sierra Madre has issued a Green Flag Alert at 8:35am this mo rning for mudslides and debris flows in the hillside communities. The National Weather Service is forecasting an 80-100% chance of precipitation for today and this evening (11/20/2011). A Green Flag Alert is issued when there is [...]

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Thursday November 03 2011

City Issues Green Flag Alert

Posted 11/4/11, 5:25 pm – The City of Sierra Madre has issued (at 3:26pm) 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 on Friday (11/4/2011). A Green Flag Alert is issued when there is an 80% chance or [...]

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Monday May 16 2011

City of Sierra Madre Issues Green Flag Alert, 5/16/11, 3:30pm

The City of Sierra Madre has issued a Green Flag Alert for mudslides and debris flows in the hillside communities. The National Weather Service has forecasted 90% precipitation for tonight and 80% for tomorrow (5/17/2011). A Green Flag Alert is issued when there is an 80% chance or more of precipitation. Affected residents should get [...]

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Wednesday March 23 2011

City Back on Green Flag Alert

The City has issued a Green Flag alert, which is done when there is a prediction of 80% – 100% chance of precipitation.

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Saturday February 26 2011

“Sierra Madre Blizzard Watch 2011″

Doncha hate when the local news channels go all freaky over a little rain?  “”Stormwatch 2011″ when it’s just drizzling.  Seriously doubt we will get snow tonight, but we did get a little hail this morning, around 9am, so the News Net was on “Blizzard Watch.”  Shot some video, thought I’d post it for those [...]

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Saturday February 26 2011

Weather Update, 5:20am, 2/26/11

Desk Officer Wiggins of SMPD reports that all roads are clear. Wunderground.com is showing the current temp as 44.8, and we’ve had .48″ of rain since midnight.  For those of you who had hopes of snow, it appears as though the temperatures and the precipitation aren’t in sync for that to happen.  Last night, when [...]

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Friday February 25 2011

Weather Update, 11:45pm, Friday, 2/25/11

SMPD reports that all roads are open, and we remain on Green Flag. Wunderground.com is showing a temperature of 48.4 (oddly, it’s going up, I saw it as low as 47.1 earlier this evening), and we’ve received 2.09″ of rain since midnight. Those of you that are snow watchers, it would appear that the temperature [...]

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Sunday February 20 2011

City Rescinds Green Flag

City Rescinds Green Flag

According to Watch Commander Sgt. Paul Monforte, as of 6:35am, the City is on “No Flag” status as far as rain and mudflow goes, and there are no street closures to report. Bailey Canyon is closed, however Mt. Wilson Trail and Chantry Flat are open. According to Wunderground.com’s station at Baldwin and Alegria, we’ve received [...]

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Saturday February 19 2011

Streets Clear as of 8:55pm

Just got off the phone with Desk Officer Wiggins at SMPD who tells me that all streets (including Skyland) are clear, no closures due to mud from the rain. According to Wunderground.com, the Sierra Madre station just west of Baldwin Ave. on Alegria Ave. has received .74″ of rain today.

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Saturday February 19 2011

City Rescinds Yellow Flag, Issues Green Flag Alert

After the LACDPW issued a “No Phase” forecast for all burn areas, the City of Sierra Madre has rescinded the Yellow Flag alert in affect since 12:30 Friday afternoon, and issued a Green Flag alert.  All parking restrictions in and below the Canyon from the Yellow Flag are now cancelled.  A Green Flag Alert is issued [...]

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Friday February 18 2011

Sierra Madre Issues a Yellow Flag Alert

Sierra Madre Issues a Yellow Flag Alert

The City of Sierra Madre has issued a Yellow Flag Alert today. The County of Los Angeles Public Works Department has issued a Phase 1 Mudflow Forecast. A Phase 1 indicates that small isolated debris and mudflows are possible at specific locations. Streets may be flooded or blocked by debris. Woodland Drive, Skyland Drive, and [...]

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Tuesday February 15 2011

City Issues Green Flag Alert

City Issues Green Flag Alert

The City of Sierra Madre has issued a Green Flag Alert for mudslides and debris flows in the hillside communities. The National Weather Service has forecasted 100% chance of precipitation beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, February 16, 2011. A Green Flag Alert is issued when there is an 80% chance or more of precipitation. Affected residents should [...]

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