Fish Fire Impact Area Storm Update; Duarte at Yellow Level; Early Trash Pick Up from Driveways; Impacted Streets Open and Clear; Heavier Rain Projected 1/20
The National Weather Service has advised the City that the series of storms will continue to move through Duarte through the weekend. Friday, January 20, rainfall rates of a half inch or more an hour are expected. Heaviest rain is predicted between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This may potentially trigger mud or debris flows in the Fish Fire Impact Area.
The City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be activated 1/20 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and staff will be monitoring Fish Fire Impact Area should debris flow occur. 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. Updates will be posted to this story and the City’s social media platforms as more information about expected rainfall unfolds.
Duarte Unified School District has been notified about the storm. The School District will divert student drop off and pick up to Deerlane Drive. Duarte Transit will not be operating in the Fish Fire Impact Area for this storm. Los Angeles County Public Works is issuing a Phase 1 Flow alert for this storm. Los Angeles County Fire will have additional patrol and Temple Sheriff Deputies will continue to monitor the area.
Burrtec Will Collect Trash in the two impacted areas between 7 and 8 a.m. on Fri. Jan 20, 2017. The two areas with early pick up are: 1) Melcanyon Road between Brookridge Road and Fish Canyon Road, 2) Opal Canyon Road between Brookridge Road and Melcanyon Road
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.
Up to Date Information: The City 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.