Saturday, August 29, 2009
Voluntary Evacuation of Pasadena Neighborhood
Residents of the Florecita neighborhood in the far northwestern portion of Pasadena have been advised to evacuate their homes on a voluntary basis. (Florecita is way up near the top of the red area on the map above.)
The streets are Florecita Drive, Florecita Way, Florecita Lane, Florecita Terrace and Crestford Drive.
All residents of this District 1 neighborhood are strongly encouraged to pack important personal belongings and vital records, and go to another location away from potential fire hazards. Do not wait for a mandatory evacuation order!
There is no imminent danger for this neighborhood at this time, but a shift in weather patterns could create a hazard situation.
Pasadena fire engines and personnel are waiting nearby to protect homes and other structures if the need arises.
Any resident of the neighborhood who does not have an alternative place to go, such as a friend’s or relative’s home, can go to an evacuation site that has been established at Jackson Elementary School, 593 W. Woodbury Dr. in Altadena. The American Red Cross Pasadena-Pomona Valley Chapter is staffing the site and the Pasadena Humane Society has set up a portable animal shelter for pets.
Periodic media briefings will be conducted at the evacuation site by Los Angeles County Fire Department and Pasadena Fire Department.
See this page of our city website for more information about evacuation.