Fish Fire Impact Area Storm Update; Burrtec Will Collect Trash in Impact Area between 7 and 8 am on 1/13; National Weather Service Flash Flood Warning Continues thru 9 p.m., City of Duarte Remains at Yellow Level; Melcanyon above Fish Canyon Remains Closed Until 9 p.m.
The National Weather Service flash flood watch that began at approximately 9 a.m. this morning will continue until 9 p.m. tonight. Due to the storm’s intensity, debris flow has occurred on Melcanyon Road between Brookridge and Fish Canyon requiring a staffed street closure and clean-up by both City and Contractor crews. The street closure will remain in effect until 9 p.m. tonight, after the storm passes. Between 7 and 8 a.m. on Friday, January 13th, Burrtec will conduct refuse and recycling service on Melcanyon Rd. between Brookridge and Fish Canyon, and on Opal Canyon between Brookridge and Melcanyon Rd. Transit will not be in operation in the Fish Fires Impact Area tomorrow to facilitate the clean up operation. The City’s Emergency Operations Center remains at the Monitoring level until the clean up is complete.
In preparation for this information, the City of Duarte’s Fish Fire Impact Area moved to the Yellow Alert level earlier this morning and will continue at this level possibly through Saturday. The City of Duarte Public Safety Department went door to door this morning to alert affected residents on Melcanyon Road. Additionally, Los Angeles County Fire, Sheriff’s and Public Works Departments placed additional staffing in vulnerable neighborhoods located in the Fish Fire Impact Area. Duarte City staff also actively monitored the area throughout the day. From 1 p.m. until approximately 3:45 p.m., the National Weather Service had actually issued a Flash Flood Warning for the Fish Fire Burn Area.
During the Yellow Level residents are advised to plan ahead and follow the below protocols:
In the event of minor debris, the City’s Public Works Department will work to clear the streets to facilitate local access and emergency vehicles. Should a more in depth clean up be required, the City’s contractor Sully Miller, will also be called in to assist to continue cleaning the public right of way and clearing out debris behind the k-rails.
The City of Duarte always encourages residents in the Fish Fire Impact area to prepare BEFORE the storm. Unfilled sandbags and sand are available at the Los Angeles County Fire Station Department 44, located at 1105 Highland Avenue in the rear area 24/7.
For up to date information, Residents may tonight call Temple Sheriff’s Station at 626-285-7171. Duarte Public Safety will be open on Friday and Saturday, January 13th and 14th from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm and can be reached at 626-357-7938. The City also strongly advises all residents to sign up for FREE Duarte Nixle alerts. For text alerts, simply text “DUARTE” to 888777. For email alerts, visit www.nixle.com. The City of Duarte will also use Twitter @CityofDuarte to send out emergency information. Information about the Fish Fire is available at www.accessduarte.com under the “Resident” tab.
Updated 1/12/17 6:00 pm