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Glendale to evacuate 340 hillside homes at risk of flash flooding

January 20, 2010 |  8:08 am

The City of Glendale is ordering the evacuation this morning of about 340 homes at risk from flash floods.

Residents in the affected areas have been told to leave their homes by 9 a.m., said city spokeswoman Vicki Gardner. They include homes on Markridge Road between New York and Boston avenues; Dunsmore Avenue south to Santa Carlotta Street; Frederick Avenue south to Burritt Way; and all of Quail Canyon, Rim Hill, Cheryl Avenue and Frances Street.

The Red Cross has set up a shelter at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 North Verdugo Road, which will also be able to accept household pets beginning at 8:30 a.m.

“Further evacuations may become necessary as the storm progresses,” city officials said in a statement. “Please be prepared to evacuate your property immediately if requested to do so.”

Glendale residents seeking information about the evacuation orders can check the city’s website or call the emergency information center at (818) 548-3301. To report heavy water and debris flows, or downed trees or tree limbs, call (818) 548-3950.

-- Alexandra Zavis

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