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Tuesday, January 19, 2010


The Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Fire Department, in a Unified Command, have ordered evacuations for residences located within Phase 1 and Phase 2 in the foothill area of Southern Tujunga.

These are homes located within the communities of Alpine Village, Seven Hills, Blanchard Canyon Road, Tujunga, and Riverwood. The evacuations have been ordered to be completed by 9 AM Wednesday morning, January 20, 2010.


We are anticipating significant rainfall predicted for Wednesday afternoon, January 20, 2010. It is anticipated that this will be the most significant storm to hit this area in several years.

Police and Fire Personnel may not be able to assist you during this significant storm. You are hereby ordered to evacuate your residence at or before 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 20, 2010.

For information pertaining to the mandatory evacuation, you may contact the Police/Fire Command Post at (323) 441-1187 or (323) 441-1188.

The below-listed shelters are available to you.

Evacuation Center
Sunland Recreation Center
8651 Foothill Blvd, Sunland CA, 91040
Available at 8:00 a.m., January 20, 2010

Evacuated small animals will be held at the Northeast Animal Shelter located at 15321 Brand Blvd, Mission Hills, CA 91345, (818) 837-2609.

Evacuated large animals will be held at Pierce College located at 6201 Winnetka Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA, 91371, (818) 347-0551.
For information pertaining to the evacuation order and information about when residents might be allowed to return to their homes, please contact LAPD’s Media Relations Section at (213) 486-5910 or the LAFD’s Public Information Office at (213) 485-5162.