GLENDORA (CBSLA.com) — Evacuation orders were lifted in Glendora and Azusa Sunday as a storm that battered the Southland tapered off.
Residents are returning to lots of mud and debris to clean up.
CBS2’s Bobby Kaple said officials say that in Azusa tons of mud were removed with more mud to go.
Sunday morning, Glendora residents were allowed to return to their homes after crews spent the overnight hours clearing the debris. An estimated 1,000 homes north of Sierra Madre Boulevard were evacuated over the weekend.
In all, the city placed 50,000 bags of sandbags and one-and-a-half miles of K-rails up to divert water and mud away from homes. No damage was reported.
Meanwhile, the Glendora post office planned to remain open through noon for mail and package pickups.
By 11:45 a.m., all mandatory evacuations were lifted in Azusa.
At least one home in the area sustained damage. That being the home of Ed Heinlein, whose backyard was completely covered in mud.
“We’re up to anywhere from three to ten feet of mud in the backyard and sludge and debris. We got to find a way to get the 100 tons of mud out of my backyard,” Heinlein said.
KCAL9 Meteorologist Amber Lee says isolated and scattered showers are expected to taper off by afternoon. Lee reports that the bulk of the moisture has moved eastward to Arizona and New Mexico.