With a pair of storms bearing down on the Southland, Glendora city officials issued a voluntary evacuation order today for residents near the Colby Fire burn area due to the possibility of flooding.
The evacuation order affects residents who live north of Sierra Madre Avenue from the western city limit to near roughly Loraine Avenue.
Residents who choose not to evacuate will be asked to sign a "refusal to evacuate" form acknowledging their awareness of the risks of remaining in place, according to the city. Residents who do evacuate will be given the chance to return to their homes -- at the discretion of the police department -- but they will have to show proof of residency and sign a waiver.
An evacuation center was established at the Crowther Teen & Family Center, 241 W. Dawson Ave.
Residents can pick up sandbags at The City Yard, 440 S. Loraine Ave. Residents had previously been warned to remove vehicles, debris and other obstructions from streets.
Glendora Mountain Road, which stretches into the Angeles National Forest, is expected to be closed at 8 a.m. Thursday and remain blocked until noon Monday, according to the city.
—City News Service