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More Storm-Related Evacuations; City Officials Urge Residents to Be Safe

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There are over 1000 homes in the Station Fire burn area that are under mandatory evacuation orders this afternoon as a third severe winter storm pounds down on Southern California and poses a very serious threat of mudslides and debris flow.

LA County has just released information pertaining to additional evacuations in La Cañada Flintridge, which involve homes "situated on Ridge Cliff Lane, De Valle Road and Haskell Street.

Earlier today Mayor Villaraigosa held a press conference to discuss the City's role in the emergency response endeavors related to the weather, and urged residents to take evacuation orders and words of caution from authorities seriously.

"We could be looking at a La Conchita-type mudslide," he said, according to LA Observed. "This it not just hyperbole."

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A complete list of evacuations, shelters, and road closures in the City of Los Angeles after the jump.

Evacuations in the City of Los Angeles:

Evacuation orders were issued for 262 homes for 9 AM this morning. They were notified by the County’s Notification System and LAPD gave door to door notification. The areas are: Alpine Way, Zachau Canyon, Haines Canyon, Riverwood and Blanchard Canyon. [Does not include areas under control of LA County]

Shelter locations: The City is working with the American Red Cross in opening shelters in affected areas.

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

�? North Hollywood Senior Center
530 Tujunga Ave, North Hollywood
Phone: (818) 763-53611

County Shelters:

The American Red Cross has also opened the following Shelters outside of the City:

�?La Canada High School
4463 Oak Grove Dr, La Canada
(818) 952-4200

�?Anderson Memorial Senior Center
828 S. Mesa Street, San Pedro
Phone: (310) 548-7596

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�?Glendale Civic Auditorium
1401 N Verdugo Road, Glendale
(818) 548-2147

Street Closures:

In the City, the streets around the Sepulveda Basin have been closed:
the perimeters of Victory/Woodley, Burbank Bl/405 Fwy, Burbank/Balboa,
Burbank/Hayvenhurst.

Information about LA County closures can be found here.

Animal Shelters:

--Small animals will be sheltered:
�? 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:

-DWP is currently reporting no power outages but expect issues with the winds. Power crews are on call.

-Street Services are reporting that there are 367 tree emergencies city-wide.