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Glendora Residents Cope with Storm Aftermath

The City of Glendora is still recovering from a destructive rainstorm, but residents say they were prepared.

Sandbags and barriers are coming down as Glendora residents moved back into their homes on Monday.

Shari Litsey, a resident of Glendora for more than 15 years, believes the city handled the situation quite well, and acted responsibly in terms of relaying warnings and information to the townspeople.

"Everything worked out really well for us," Litsey said. "We had a lot of preparation."

After the tumultuous storm, the town provided bulldozers to clean up debris as the rain continued to fall. The town did not waste time at the risk of further damage. 

While the neighborhoods may appear secure and that normal life has resumed, there is still work that remains. Crews continue to collect remaining debris and shovel the leftover mud that lines the streets. The city is also offering to help homeowners who live on private streets clean up.

Glendora's Director of Public Works, Dave Davies, agrees that the city was ready for the inclement weather. He believes that the relative successful safety of the people resulted from mandatory 12-hour shifts from employees. The emergency operations center was occupied 24 hours a day in the days preceding the storm. 

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