Town Hall Meetings Set For El Niño Preparations In Burn Area

The following is a press release issued from City of Glendora Officials on Sept 28,2015:

Glendora to Hold Annual Community Meeting to Discuss Preparations for Burn Area and Winter Weather Forecasts

City of Glendora is hosting a Community Meeting to provide updates on the City’s preparation for the upcoming rainy season. There will be two sessions on Wednesday, October 7, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Bidwell Forum, which is directly above the Glendora Public Library, 140 S. Glendora Ave., in Glendora.

Various City Departments along with representatives from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (LACDPW), the United States Forest Service (USFS), Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACFD), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and United States Geological Survey (USGS) will address their continual preparation for the upcoming rainy season, as well as possible flooding/debris flow impact on Colby Fire Impact Area residents.

Child care will be provided. Light refreshments will be provided at the 3:30 pm meeting and dinner will be provided at 5:45 pm for the 6:30 pm meeting.

Updated information will be provided on the following topics:

*What “El Niño” is, what we can expect, and what the impact may be to the Colby Fire Impact Area.

*Survey updates and comparisons on the restoration of the vegetation in the foothills and changes in ground cover and water repellency.

*Update on the status of debris basins.

*Wildlife update in the Colby Fire Impact Area.

The Colby Fire Impact Area includes all properties north of Sierra Madre, from the western city boundaries of Azusa/Glendora (Yucca Ridge) to the eastern property boundaries on the west side of Little Dalton Wash (near Loraine Ave.). These areas have the highest risk of being impacted by flooding/debris flows due to loss of vegetation from the foothills, a direct result of the Colby Fire on January 16, 2014.

September 28, 2015

For Immediate Release

For further information contact City Manager Office (626) 914-8201