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Flash-flood warning issued for Azusa, Glendora area

February 27, 2010 |  3:55 pm

A flash-flood warning has been issued for the northern San Gabriel Valley after radar showed heavy rainfall approaching the Morris fire burn area, which is north of Azusa and Glendora.

Forecasters said the storm was expected to move directly above the area with rainfall rates greater than an inch an hour.

"Rainfall at these intensities will likely cause flash flooding and debris flow in and around the Morris burn area," the weather service said.

A flash-flood warning means that flooding and mud flow is imminent or is occurring. The warning was issued about 3 p.m. and is expected to last until 6 p.m.

"Residents living in or immediately downstream of the Morris burn area should take immediate precautions to protect life and property," the weather service said. "Quickly move away from the burn area only if it is safe to do so. Otherwise, shelter in place."

The weather service advised moving to a second story of a home or the highest location in it to stay out of the path of swift-moving water.

-- Rong-Gong Lin II

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