CITY OF GLENDORA

For Immediate Release
February 27, 2014 For Immediate Release For further information contact Glendora Police Department (626) 914-8297

Colby Fire Impact Area RED LEVEL Flooding Protocol in Effect
The City of Glendora has declared the following RED LEVEL emergency protocol in effect for the Colby Fire Burn Impact Area. The alert level was raised to red from orange due to imminent rain forecasts by National Weather Service and information from other partner agencies assessments of field conditions. This alert status shall remain in place until City officials determine the risk to life and property from debris and mudflows has subsided sufficiently. The RED LEVEL emergency protocol includes: *MANDATORY EVACUATION orders in effect. All residents ordered to leave the impacted and/or potentially impacted areas *Residents directed to remove vehicles, trash bins, other obstructions from the streets and/or travel lanes prior to evacuating as they will be subject to tow or removal by authorities *Residents will be directed to an Evacuation Center *Residents electing not to evacuate will be asked to sign a Refusal to Evacuate Form acknowledging their awareness of the hazards/risk and assuming all liability for the decision to remain and shelter in place *Entry to the area shall be prohibited to all persons except public safety first responders *Residents will not be allowed to return to their homes so long as the RED LEVEL protocol remains in effect *If you feel conditions are unsafe to evacuate, move to the highest safe place in your residence and shelter in place The Colby Fire Impact Area includes all properties north of Sierra Madre between the western city boundaries of Azusa/Glendora (Yucca Ridge) to the eastern boundary of properties on the west side of the Little Dalton Wash (near Loraine Ave.). These areas have the highest risk of being impacted by flooding/debris flows from rainfall due to the loss of vegetation from the foothills. The Evacuation Center is at the Crowther Teen Center located at 241 W. Dawson Ave. Glendora, CA 91740 (just west of Glendora Ave. south of the 210 freeway). If you have not evacuated your home after securing it, please do not attempt to leave your home. City officials urge you to follow Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Shelter in Place s teps. You can see the program by logging on to the city’s webpage for the Colby Fire information listed below. 116 EAST FOOTHILL BLVD.  GLENDORA, CA 91741-3380  626-914-8200  FAX 626-914-8221 www.ci.glendora.ca.us

CITY OF GLENDORA
For Immediate Release
EVACUATION AND RE-ENTRY PROTOCOLS WILL BE BASED ON THE DEBRIS-FLOW POTENTIAL OF THE COLBY FIRE IMPACT AREA

RE-ENTRY Protocols include: *Only persons and vehicles authorized by the Glendora Police Department will be permitted to enter secured/impacted/potentially impacted areas *Only residents (with proof of residency) and their authorized relatives/contractors/assistance workers will be permitted to enter secured/impacted/potentially impacted areas, with Police Department approval Glendora Police along with other first responders ask residents to heed and follow any direction and requests from public safety officials. This will greatly assist us in our single goal to protect life and property of those within the Colby Fire Burn Impact Area. Residents are strongly encouraged to stay connected to the Glendora Police Department’s electronic notification systems, and to persistently monitor weather conditions. Remember to dial 9-1-1 in the event of a life threatening emergency. Connect to the Glendora Police Department for up to the minute electronic notifications through: *Website: www.cityofglendora.org/colbyfire *Nixle: text 91741 to 888-777; or sign up at nixle.com *Facebook: Like Glendora Police Department, www.facebook.com/glendorapd *Twitter: follow @glendora_pd. Twitter.com/Glendora_pd

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116 EAST FOOTHILL BLVD.  GLENDORA, CA 91741-3380  626-914-8200  FAX 626-914-8221 www.ci.glendora.ca.us

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