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New Storm Evacuation Guidelines Issued For Mudslide Areas

04/28/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

As Los Angeles County braces for another storm, new evacuation protocols have been established for foothill neighborhoods threatened by mudslides, officials said Thursday.

Color codes will be used to designate danger levels, and residents will now have to sign liability forms if they refuse to heed evacuation orders or try to return to their homes, said Nicole Nishida, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The guidelines apply to areas of La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Acton that were affected by the Station fire in August, officials said.

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