La Tuna Post-Fire Information
This page was specifically created to inform the Burbank community on the mitigation and preparedness efforts the City of Burbank and its allied supporting & cooperating partner agencies are taking post-fire and provide those impacted by the recent La Tuna Fire with information and resources so they can take appropriate steps to mitigate their property and prepare as well. Although we are trying to provide as much information and address as many concerns as possible, we understand that we may not have all areas addressed immediately and we will update this page as often as new new information is available. Please check back frequently for updates.
Immediately following the La Tuna Fire, the City of Burbank quickly realized the potential impacts the burn could have on residents and the City. The City of Burbank assembled a multi-discipline task force consisting of various City Departments. This task force is working closely with the other impacted Cities (Glendale & Los Angeles) as well as with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Flood Control District, Los Angeles County Fire Department Forestry Division, United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service and other various subject matter experts.
Personalized Post-Fire Burn Area Mitigation Advice: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works had Engineers in the burn area above Burbank before the fire was declared 100% contained. These personnel were surveying the burn area in and around the watersheds and evaluating the impact the burn would have. Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Engineers have met with residents where their property is directly impacted by the burned watershed (those properties within the watershed that directly abut the hillside slopes that are either burned or directly below or adjacent the burned area). These Engineers evaluated each property separately and how storms could potentially impact their property and are provided personalized mitigation advise and education to those properties. If a resident was not home when the Engineers attempted to make contact, information was left at the address for the resident to call and schedule time to meet (to contact LA County Public Works Watershed Management Division regarding this process please visit www.lacounty.gov/larain or call 626-458-6164 Monday through Thursday during normal business hours). If you did not receive a visit from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, then your property most likely was not determined to be directly impacted by mud or debris; however if you may call the Watershed Management Division (626-458-6164 M-Th during normal business hours) and request mitigation advice. The County is moving as quickly as possible, but this process may take several weeks, so we ask residents to please be patient.
We highly encourage property owners and residents in the effected burn area sign up for LA County Public Works eNotify System. With this system, you can select just to receive notifications when approaching weather systems pose a potential hazard for debris & mud flow around the burn area. Once you receive the alert, you can check the LA County Mud & Debris Flow Forecast Report to see if the La Tuna Fire Burn Area is one of the zones that may be impacted by the weather system so you can prepare accordingly. (DO NOT wait for these notifications to begin major mitigation or preparation activities, you should begin preparing today and use these notifications to check that work you have done and do any last minute preparation that may be necessary). Links to register for the LA County Public Works eNotify System and Mud & Debris Flow Forecast report are located below. You should also register for the Burbank Community Alerts System. The Burbank Community Alerts System is way for the City of Burbank to notify you of evacuations or other immediate threats or hazards, you can find out more at the Burbank Alerts page (link is below).
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As more information is made available, this page will be updated. Please check back frequently.