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Burbank spared the damage of other areas

Burbank emerged relatively unscathed from the recent series of storms that pounded Southern California.

While residents were asked to evacuate from homes in La Crescenta and La Cañada-Flintridge and fallen tree branches plagued the city of Glendale, Burbank’s woes were limited to slight flooding on North Buena Vista Street between West Verdugo and West Olive avenues on Wednesday.

Public Works and Burbank police quickly responded with signage to divert drivers and others away from the affected area.


Earlier in the day, the city announced the distribution of free sandbags for Burbank residents and businesses from Public Works Field Services Yard on the 100 block of South Lake Street.

Assistant Public Works Director John Molinar helped distribute bags on Wednesday.

“We’re expecting people mainly from Hillside area,” Molinar said. “But often people come who live on an alley and their garage door entrance becomes slightly flooded.”



Police and fire had little to report regarding any rain impacts. Flooding did occur on Vanowen Street on the North Hollywood side of Bob Hope Airport, officials said.

“Vegetation has come back since the fires and that was causing a lot of the problems before,” said Sgt. Mike Parrinello.

Parks, Recreation and Community Services officials reported only a few small broken tree branches from the storm.