A storm out of the Pacific Northwest threatens heavy rainfall, flash flooding, rivers of mud and debris in areas denuded by wildfire, high surf, perilous rip currents and winds gusting at as much as 70 miles per hour.
Residents living in burn areas were on high alert Thursday as a powerful winter storm moves into the Southland.
The Los Angeles County Public Works crews Tuesday were removing debris from fire scarred areas in preparation for a storm forecasted to hit at the end of the week.
Residents of Glendora remained under voluntary evacuation orders Wednesday, authorities said.
Rain accompanied by strong winds drenched the Southland Tuesday, raising the risk of flash flooding in much of the region and mudslides in neighborhoods below hillsides denuded by wildfires.
Residents living near the mudflow areas of Glendora and Silverado Canyon are being asked to voluntarily evacuate Tuesday morning amid an impending storm.
Three men who were convicted of causing a Los Angeles-area wildfire that destroyed homes and forced thousands to flee have been ordered to pay $9 million in restitution.
In anticipation of this week’s rain, the city of Glendora filled 3,000 sandbags for residents in the Colby Fire burn area. On Sunday, people came to the City Yard to pick them up.
Thousands of sand bags were prepared Sunday for residents in preparation of rainstorms in the forecast this week.
Heavy rain early Friday triggered debris flows and flash flood warnings in the residential areas of the Colby fire burn zone.
Los Angeles County fire officials Wednesday were investigating an alleged arson fire at a Glendora Walmart.
Police Thursday were conducting a murder investigation near the 210 Freeway in Glendora.
Authorities say a 23-year-old man was attacked with a pizza slicer inside a VONS supermarket in Glendora late Friday, and the suspect remains at large.
A 190-acre fire in the Angeles National Forest above Glendora is expected to be completely extinguished Tuesday, a U.S. Forest Service spokesman said.
A wildfire burning in a steep, remote area of the Angeles National Forest is 90 percent contained and no flames were showing.