Rain to Continue, Flood Watch in Effect, Caution Counseled

Published : Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 11:53 AM

Image Courtesy @victorcab twitter

It has been a rainy wet winter. And it is still raining, and will continue to rain, according to the National Weather Service, on Sunday and into next week.

Southern California is not necessarily built for these conditions, even though they are natural, and such intemperate weather tends to wreak a certain degree of havoc.

The National Weather Service published a tweet at 8:27 a.m. It said that a flood advisory was being reissued for most of Los Angeles County. It forecast moderate to heavy precipitation with as much as three inches of rain in the offing.

City of Pasadena spokeswoman Lisa Derderian, provided a local perspective saying, “We have seen minor debris mudflow in hillside areas, but nothing significant and our crews have responded quickly to mitigate any further damage.”

Derderian said there is concern with the oversaturation of hillsides, landscaping and streets, “so problems could potentially develop even after it continues to dry out.”

In an 8:36 a.m. tweet from the City, “Please Drive and Walk Safely” was coupled with #turnarounddontdrown, to provide an idea of how things should be approached. It said Pasadenans can report problems to the City’s Citizen Service Center, (626) 744-7311 or call the Pasadena Police Dept. at (626) 744-4241. Of course, if it’s a true emergency, call 9-1-1.

In an earlier tweet on, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m., the City forecast, “More Rain Expected,” adding that sandbags are available at Pasadena fire stations 37 (3430 East Foothill Blvd., and 38 (1150 Linda Vista Avenue).

The Pasadena Police Department tweeted last night at 8:34 p.m.., photos of its officers helping out at the bad weather shelter, run by a Friend in Deed, that provides cover to those who need it during the winter months.

Locals can get emergency news and alerts by phone, text, and/or email by signing up with the Pasadena Local Emergency Alert System at https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736727492#/login

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