For Information, call 211

Are You Prepared for an Emergency and Potential Evacuation?

Community Meetings in Montecito and Carpinteria

The community is invited to hear information intended to help individuals make important safety decisions and prepare for emergencies, power outages and evacuation. Hear how the County of Santa Barbara and countywide public safety officials and first responders are preparing for emergency alerting notifications and communications.

Rebuild and Repair

Insurance and Rebuilding Resources
Step-by-step information on the rebuilding process.

Debris Removal

Debris RemovalOptions for debris removal from private property.

Ocean and Beach Safety

Beach status and updates

Most Santa Barbara County ocean waters are safe for entry by residents.


Maps Interactive and standard maps from the County and FEMA.

Aware and Prepare

Aware and Prepare Alerts

It is critical that people in Santa Barbara County register to receive emergency alerts. Sign up at If we can’t reach you, we can’t alert you.

Ready! Set! Go!

Ready! Set! Go!

The Ready! Set! Go! Program was launched in May 2009 as a new approach to educating Southern California residents about the now year-round threat of wildfire. This public education program seeks to gain active public involvement in reducing life and property loss caused by wildfires.


Press Releases and other news relating to the 1/9 debris flow event, meetings and events, and recovery resources.
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Emergency Alerts

It is critical that people in Santa Barbara County register to receive emergency alerts. Sign up today at AwareAndPrepare. If we can’t reach you, we can’t alert you.
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Subcribe to the County of Santa Barbara’s Community Connect newsletter and receive regular updates on meetings, events and other non-emergency information.


Interactive evacuation and damage assessment maps.
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Video Gallery

CSBTV20 broadcast and recorded the Community Meetings and press conferences.
Watch them here as well as some important public service and other video announcements.




Be Storm Ready

Due to the severe burn scar caused by the Thomas and other recent fires, future storms will be a concern for several years until the landscape can heal and re-vegetate.

Currently, the County is working with experts in many disciplines compiling data and research to provide residents with important information that will include an interactive map and the actions you should take to keep you and your family safe.

The County on Twitter

Be Radio Ready

Radio Ready

During an emergency when the power is out and when critical and timely information must get out to the general public, the County Office of Emergency Management will utilize satellite equipment to regularly communicate with designated County radio stations that have generators and can continue to broadcast. Visit this link for a list of stations to check if you lose power and cannot access the Internet.

Contact The County

105 E. Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 211