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News Release

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Media Relations

Evacuations Ordered NR10026kr

Los Angeles.  The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), 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.

With significant rainfall predicted for Wednesday afternoon evacuations have been ordered to ensure the safety of the community and emergency responders.  This storm is predicted to be one of the most significant storms to hit this area in several years.

The below-listed Evacuation Centers have been made available to those affected by the evacuation order:

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 or 818-756-9323.

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.