PRE-EVACUATION ADVISORY TO REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR SANTA BARBARA COUNTY Public Asked to Remain Vigilant of Storm System Arriving Thursday Afternoon

The Pre-Evacuation Advisory issued by County officials for the Sherpa, Whittier, Alamo and Thomas Fire burn areas remains in effect. No evacuations are being ordered for the Monday/Tuesday storm. However, thunderstorms can appear with little to no warning and can cause debris flows.

The National Weather Service has updated its forecast for Monday and Tuesday and has reduced the threat of minor debris flows for all burn areas in Santa Barbara County. The threat for minor debris flows is 5% due to possible thunderstorms forecasted in the Tuesday morning hours between 4:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Clean-up efforts in our debris basins have now improved capacity for minor debris flows.

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