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Over 500 Homes Under Mandatory Evacuation Orders Tuesday

A home is shown damaged by mudslides and flooding on Ocean View Blvd. last weekend (more photos here and here) | AP Photo/Los Angeles Daily News, John McCoy
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Citing the incoming storm and risk of mudslides, county officials tonight warned foothill residents in Station Fire burn areas that mandatory evacuation orders will go into effect tomorrow morning. By 10 a.m., residents of over 500 homes (.pdf) must vacate their La Crescenta, La Canada Flintridge, and Acton neighborhoods, according to an alert stated.

In addition to text message alerts, Sheriff's deputies will be going door-to-door to notify residents, who have been told not to leave vehicles or trash bins in the street. "The evacuations have been ordered as a safety precaution following predictions of rainfall Tuesday and Wednesday," an alert stated (.pdf). "Residents are strongly urged to comply with the evacuation orders."

The storm last weekend was less intense than rainfall in January, but due to the cumulative effect of water buildup in the mudslide prone Station Fire area, 43 homes were damaged.

American Red Cross shelters will be set up at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 2411 Montrose Avenue, Montrose, CA 91020 for La Canada and La Cresenta residents and at Acton Community Center, 3748 Nichols St., Acton, CA 93510 for Acton residents.

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