LOS ANGELES – The City of Los Angeles has lifted its Evacuation Order for residents along La Tuna Canyon Road, roughly within the area bounded by Horse Haven St. to the North, Martindale Ave. to the East, Penrose St. to the South and Ledge Ave. to the West. The Los Angeles Fire Department, Bureau of Engineering, Department of Sanitation, Street Services, SoCal Gas, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Los Angeles Police Department concluded inspections on the area today. A notification from NotifyLA was sent to residents in the area.
Mayor Bass, LAFD Chief Crowley and City leaders will provide an evening update on the storm and continue to urge Angelenos to stay safe and keep informed, today at 5:30 PM PT. Media can RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The press conference will be streamed here.
On Sunday morning, the City issued an Evacuation Order ahead of the storm. This action was taken out of an abundance of caution and in light of an increased risk of significant flooding, mudslides, and sediment flow because of the burn scars left by the Land Fire that occurred in 2022. Angelenos are urged to stay vigilant and stay informed during continued storm impacts.
“Leading up to and during this historic storm, our top priority has been keeping Angelenos safe,” said Mayor Bass. “We are not through with this storm yet. Angelenos should remain cautious and vigilant. We will continue to keep all Angelenos updated, especially those in high-risk areas.”
“The La Tuna Canyon Evacuation Order has been lifted and LAPD will remove all hard closures,” said LAFD Fire Chief Kristin Crowley. “As residents return to their homes, we urge them to exercise caution as the water-soaked hillsides will continue to pose a mudslide threat for days after the rain stops. We ask residents to remain vigilant and stay informed via LAFD.org and NotifyLA.”
“I appreciate the collaborative and cooperative spirit of our La Tuna Canyon residents as we weathered the storm's projected impacts to our community. These unpredictable events are not convenient, but I'm thankful for the ongoing assessments by our city family that we are able to lift the evacuation order,” said Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez. “I encourage everyone to remain prepared and considerate of the challenges that remain, and continue to work together to keep residents, animals and property safe.”
The following emergency evacuation shelter for affected residents will close today. There are currently zero residents at the shelter:
Stonehurst Recreation Center
9901 Dronfield Ave., Sun Valley CA 91352
Emergency evacuation shelters for large animals were established prior to the Evacuation Order and will close tomorrow, Wednesday at 5:00 PM:
Hansen Dam Horse Park
11127 Orcas Ave. Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
LA Equestrian Center
480 West Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91506
Angelenos should register for NotifyLA for local alerts regarding this storm and updates on La Tuna Canyon Road. The Los Angeles City Emergency Management Department will continue to post updates here.