More Evacuations Amid Fears of Mudslides

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An evacuation has been ordered in another San Gabriel Mountains foothill community east of Los Angeles due to the threat of flooding and debris flows. City officials in Monrovia today ordered the evacuation of 200 homes close to where a wildfire burned 170 acres and two houses in April. The order came after forecasters issued a flash-flood warning.

Monrovia is about nine miles west of the cities of Glendora and Azusa, where about 1,000 homes were ordered evacuated yesterday in advance of a powerful storm that has spread throughout the state. The storm is expected to last into tomorrow.

This morning, small debris flows covered one street in Glendora, but no property damage occurred.

In Los Angeles, fire department swiftwater crews today rescued a man and two dogs from a tree in the surging Los Angeles River. The rescue took place near Dodger Stadium, as the storm filled the river with fast-moving water carrying vegetation and debris.

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