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Mandatory Evacuation Orders Issued for Sierra Madre

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Mandatory evacuation orders are in place now for the northern portion of Sierra Madre "where hillsides are saturated and officials fear mudslides could occur as another band of heavy rain bears down on the San Gabriel Mountains," according to LA Now. Being ordered out are residents who live on all streets above Churchill and Canyon Crest; all streets above Brookside and Sturtevant; all streets above Lotus Lane at Camillo; and the private sections of Auburn Avenue above Elm Street. An evacuation center has been established at the Community Recreation Center (611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.) and crews are on the scene working to set up structures that can possibly deflect oncoming debris.