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City of Los Angeles Updates the Rain Situation

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If you live or work in the city of Los Angeles, this post is for you.

Mayor Villaraigosa's office has collated all the information regarding the storm as it relates to the city. Evacuations, streets closures and other pertinent information is all below.

Weather

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The next round of storms are scheduled to arrive around 12pm today and remain until 6pm. Rainfall is expected to average approximately .5"-.75" per hour.

By Friday, a total rainfall is expected to reach 4-8 inches in Coastal and Valley areas, 8-16 inches in the Foothill areas, and up to 20 inches in the burn areas (South Facing Coastal Slopes). The cumulative affect of these storms will bring threats of significant flash flooding and debris flow in the burn areas, and the threat of urban and small stream flooding and rock slides in other areas.

The entire City of LA is currently under a flash flood watch. The most recently issued flash flood watch was for downtown LA.

Evacuations

176 additional homes in the Foothill area have been given mandatory evacuation orders. They were notified by the County’s Notification System and LAPD gave door to door notification. The areas that have been affected are: Alpine Way, Zachaou Canyon, Haines Canyon, Riverwood, Rowley Canyon, Blue Gum Canyon, Thundering Hooves Ranch, Rancho Ybarra, and Blanchard Canyon. No return date has yet been determined for evacuated residents.

Information on evacuation orders can be obtained by calling 323-441-1187.

Shelter locations

The City is working with the American Red Cross in sheltering displaced
residents at:

Sunland Tujunga Recreation Center
8651 Foothill Blvd, Sunland
Phone: (818) 352-5282 Fax: (818) 353-0210

Street Closures

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In the City, Southbound Woodley Ave at Victory Blvd, Burbank Blvd between Balboa Blvd and the 405 and Southbound Burbank Blvd at the 405 off-ramp are closed. The Dept of Transportation is responding to many calls that include traffic control at intersections affected by the rain.

County closures can be found here:
http://gis.dpw.lacounty.gov/roadclosures/main.cfm

Regular Animal Shelters

Small animals will be sheltered at:

Sunland Recreation Center
8651 Foothill Blvd, Sunland,
CA, 91040
(818) 352-5282.

Northeast Animal Shelter
15321 Brand Boulevard,
Mission Hills, CA 91345
(818) 837-2609.

Large Animals will be sheltered at

Pierce College
6201 Winnetka Ave
Woodland Hills
(818) 719-640.

Other Info

-As of 10:30am DWP is reporting approximately 1,700 customers without
power. Neighborhoods affected include small portions of Mission Hills
and Hyde Park, among other small scattered outages.

For more information, residents can call 800-439-2909 or 3-11 or visit readyla.org.