As rains beat down on the Southland on Monday, officials warned residents to reduce the risk of flooding by clearing debris from storm drains that collected during the recent windstorm.
The National Weather Service warned that the winter storm sweeping Los Angeles County on Monday could create drainage problems in parts of the San Gabriel Valley, where many trees toppled or lost limbs in the hurricane-force winds.
The city of Pasadena issued a warning to residents about the debris, asking them to clear a path for water to reach storm drains.
Pasadena has set up drop-off sites for green debris at Eaton Blanche Park, 3100 E. Del Mar Blvd., and Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. The sites, reserved for Pasadena residents, are open every day from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday.
La Cañada also warned its residents last week to clear as much debris as possible ahead of the storm. Property owners were urged to put windstorm debris in green waste carts for trash hauler pick-up. Haulers will also take extra windstorm debris in bundles and private containers on regular pick-up days through Dec. 16.