Green-flag warning of possible flooding issued in Sierra Madre
With rain falling across Southern California, the foothill city of Sierra Madre has issued a green-flag warning to alert residents of possible flooding, mud and debris.
The warning was triggered Thursday afternoon when the National Weather Service forecast an 80% chance of rain.
Up to 2,000 of the city's residents live in the canyon and foothill areas most effected by heavy rain, said a spokesman for the Sierra Madre Police Department.
The city uses a green-, yellow- and red-flag system to inform citizens about possible hazardous weather conditions.
Green-flag alerts ask residents to monitor weather conditions and be ready for possible evacuations.
-- Matt Stevens