11:40 AM - I just received word that the Sierra Madre City Council will be holding an emergency 4:30 meeting on the mud slide and weather conditions here. The meeting will be televised, so please tune in. There will be detailed updates given at this emergency session.
According to the National Weather Service a significant new storm impulse will cross our area at approximately 2 PM this afternoon, with an inch an hour rainfall potential. Not what we're looking for right now.
Flash Flood Warnings remain in effect for the time being. Please refer to the City of Sierra Madre site for updates as they arrive. The staff at City Hall and City of Sierra Madre employees are doing all they can to make sure that those in the danger areas remain out of harms way. LA County people are also in the City, and cleaning and clearing wherever they can.
From the L.A. Times site: Videos show destructive path of foothill mudslides
National Weather Service Update (2:23 PM PST): Flash flood warning for The Santa Anita and Morris Burn areas in Los Angeles County until 4:45 PM PST ... Showers and thunderstorms continue to overspread the burn areas. In addition ... radar shows a line of showers and thunderstorms over central Ventura County that is expected to reach the Santa Anita and Morris burn areas later this afternoon. Due to ongoing showers ... the threat for more debris flows will continue through late afternoon ...
4:22 - Some staggering photos of mudslide damage from the Welcome to the Meadows blog out of Altadena. Click here.