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Evacuations ordered in Burbank hills ahead of Tuesday’s rainstorm

Local residents remove debris and mud from in front of their home on Country Club Drive in Burbank o
Residents removed mud from their home on Country Club Drive in 2018 after a rainstorm brought of torrent of debris down the street. A similar storm is expected to hit the area on Tuesday.
(Raul Roa / Burbank Leader)

Residents living on hillsides in Burbank were given evacuation orders on Tuesday as the Southland buttresses itself against a week of rain.

A mandatory evacuation order was issued by Burbank city officials for residents on Country Club Drive above Via Montana after Los Angeles County public works officials upgraded the expected severity of Tuesday’s rainstorm. The evacuation will last until further notice, according to city authorities.

L.A. County is expected to experience around 1.5 to 3 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service. The storm on Monday saw 1.4 inches of rain fall in the city, breaking a 1993 record for the same day of 1.03 inches.

Voluntary evacuation orders have also been issued for residents living in the following areas:


  • All of Hamline Place
  • 925 to 1030 Groton Drive
  • 830 to 849 Stephen Road
  • 907 to 936 Irving Drive
  • 2906 and 2934 Olney Place
  • 2934 Remy Place
  • 2949 Mystic View Place
  • 3430 to 3436 Brace Canyon Road
  • 3301 to 3310 Brookshire Court
  • 3318, 3321, 3322 and 3422 Wedgewood Lane
  • 3514 to 3519 Folkstone Court
  • 3529 to 3530 Castleman Lane

Officials warned of “potential mud and debris flows in these areas,” according to a statement.
“Residents are advised that if they do not evacuate, public-safety services may not be able to reach them in an emergency due to impassable roads,” the statement added.

McCambridge Recreation Center at 1515 N. Glenoaks Blvd. has been designated as an evacuation site.

The approaching storm has also led to the closures of the Stough Nature Center and the Wildwood Canyon area until further notice.


A rainstorm last January brought a torrent of debris rushing down Country Club Drive, battering several cars and caking homes in a thick layer of mud. The storm also upended a recreational vehicle, which ruptured a natural gas line.

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