Krekorian Opens Field Office in Response to Weather Concerns

TUJUNGA — Councilmember Paul Krekorian and his staff opened up his
Tujunga field office during the MLK holiday Monday so that the facility
could be used as a staging area for police and fire crews responding to
the flooding and debris flows caused by the current downpour.   Nearby,
at Sunland Park, city officials and the Red Cross opened up an
evacuation center for residents (and their small animals) who are
escaping the rising water levels, mud flows and closed streets.

“We are ready to answer the call of residents who need help,” Krekorian
said. “Fire and police department personnel are working in close concert
with other city departments and with my office to ensure that immediate
and effective response to the emergency needs of this community.  Urban
search and rescue and swift water specialists are already predeployed
and ready to address rescue contingencies.”

Councilmember Krekorian’s Tujunga office is open to provide information
to residents who cannot access the city’s 3-1-1 information line.  In
addition, current information about evacuation orders and other
emergency responses is available at the LAFD’s blog:
http://lafd.blogspot.com.

A large animal evacuation center is set up at Pierce College.

Information: Councilmember Krekorian’s Tujunga Field Office, 7747
Foothill Blvd., Tujunga 91042. Phone: (818) 352-8563. Sunland Park: 8651
Foothill Boulevard, Sunland  91040.

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