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Monrovia Flash Flood Threat Downgraded Slightly

The National Weather Service has officially put Monrovia on a flash flood watch, downgraded from a flash flood warning.  Mandatory evacuations are still in place within the Madison Fire neighborhoods:

Highland Place north of Hillcrest Blvd
Scenic Drive, btw Highland and Heather Heights
Heather Heights north of Scenic Drive
Avocado Place
Hillcrest Blvd, 600 Block
Crescent Drive, 700, 800, 900 Block

Power is still out for 967 residents north of Hillcrest Blvd.  Southern California Edison is estimating that the power will be restored by 8p.m. tonight.

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are still expected Saturday mid-morning.

The Monrovia Emergency Operations Center will remain in place overnight, and residents can call (626) 932-5550 to report any emergencies or request assistance.

Pets can be evacuated overnight at a mobile pet evacuation center at the Monrovia Community Center, 119 W Palm Avenue, which will also be open overnight for evacuees.  Dogs can also be taken to Wonder Dog Ranch, 220 Taylor Street, Monrovia, CA.

For residents who do evacuate, discount rates at the Doubletree and Courtyard Hotels’ for Monrovia residents and their small pets will be issued.  Doubletree has offered $99 room rates to evacuees and will waive the pet fee for pets under 35lbs.  To reserve call: (626)357-1900. Courtyard by Marriott has offered $109 room rates, which includes breakfast, to evacuees (pets allowed on extenuating, case by case basis).  To reserve call: (626)357-5211.

Source: Monrovia press release

- Brad Haugaard

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