LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Monrovia evacuation orders have now been issued today February 28, 2014 as fear of mudslides grow across Los Angeles and Southern California. Azusa and Glendora and sections of the San Gabriel Mountain foothills were under mandatory evacuation orders since Friday morning 2/28/2014. But those orders have now been expanded into Monrovia.
The Monrovia evacuation orders are in place for a series of blocks tonight located near the Madison Fire last year. Those evacuation orders are for “Highland Place north of Hillcrest Boulevard; Scenic Drive; Lotone; Heather Heights north of Scenic Drive, Avocado Place; the 600 block of Hillcrest Boulevard; and the 900 block of Crescent Drive”, officials tell news.
While no animal shelter has yet to be indicated to news, residents are being routed to an evacuation shelter at Monrovia Community Center located at 119 W. Palm Avenue. No injuries have been reported. But one home has been damaged by the mudslide.
Meantime, fire officials tell news that the Glendora, Azusa and the foothills around the region remain on evacuation tonight. These are streets near hillsides burned in the Colby Fire. Roughly two thousand acres of hillsides near residents are burned and could result in major mud slides today. Official indicate, however, that no home have been to be damage. Fire officials have been on scene all day long to prevent any mud flow into neighboring communities.
Elsewhere, mail service has been suspended for Friday in the area. It remains unknown if there will be mail delivery tomorrow March 1, 2014 either. “This temporary discontinuance of mail delivery areas may continue into the weekend as the storm progresses,” USPS said in a news statement today. For continued coverage of the L.A. storm today click HERE.