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With heavy rains falling on fire ravaged hillsides, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works officials warned residents Tuesday to prepare for mudslides, rapidly moving streams and other associated problems.

The DPW also published a map showing where to get sandbags. The map can be found here.

The rain caused a variety of problems for Angelenos late Monday and Tuesday and the National Weather Service issued a flood advisory. It means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

Among other issues associated with the rains were:

Sand Canyon Road was closed at Placerita Canyon Road in the
Santa Clarita area due to “rain and flooding concerns,” according to the sheriff’s Santa Clarita Valley Station.

Crews worked to remove a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car that became stuck in mud along a section of La Tuna Canyon Road south of the Foothill (210) Freeway in the Sun Valley area. The officer got out safely, according to the LAPD.

A man and a dog were stranded about 20 feet offshore in water of
an unknown depth in the Sepulveda Basin Recreation area in the 6100 block of Balboa Boulevard in the Lake Balboa area. A Los Angeles Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team has been sent to bring them to safety using an inflatable boat in the rains, according to the LAFD.

The Los Angeles Unified School District is redirecting students from Vinedale Elementary School in Sun Valley to Glenwood Elementary at 8001 Ledge Avenue, also in Sun Valley. The main reason is the road closures making access to Vinedale difficult, says the district’s Barbara Jones.

The City News Service contributed to this story.

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