With the bulk of the minor clean up operation behind them, City of Duarte officials are moving to the Green Alert level this morning, January 10th. The public and residents may now move about freely through the impact area and minor, ongoing clean up efforts will continue throughout the day by City Public Works crews.
Existing K-rails and newly installed deflector walls along Melcanyon Rd. primarily contained the approximate 50 cubic yards of minor mud and debris that flowed from the hillside during the afternoon of Tuesday, January 9th as the City experienced hours of intermittent heavy rain including a flash flood watch issued by the National Weather Service and a Phase II Debris Flow warning from LA County Public Works. No property damage or injuries were reported and City crew was on site prior to 6:00 am this morning to commence clean up work.
For up to date and immediate Fish Fire Impact area information, the City strongly advises all residents to sign up for FREE Duarte Nixle alerts. For text alerts, simply text the word “DUARTE” to 888777. For email alerts, visit www.nixle.com. The City of Duarte will also use Twitter @CityofDuarte to send out emergency information. Detailed information about the Fish Fire is available 24/7 at www.accessduarte.com under the “Resident” tab or via the home page by clicking on the “Fish Fire” icon. To speak to someone regarding storm or safety information, contact Duarte Public Safety at 626-357-7938 or Duarte City Hall at 626 357-7931.