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Fast Approaching Storm Results in Immediate Mandatory Evacuation Order Issued for Areas of Extreme Risk for Debris Flow

Fast Approaching Storm Results in Immediate Mandatory Evacuation Order Issued for Areas of Extreme Risk for Debris Flow

National Weather Service Issued Flash Flood Watch for Thomas, Whittier, Sherpa and Alamo Burn Areas

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, in consultation with National Weather Service and other public safety officials, has issued a Mandatory Evacuation Order effective today (Monday) for individuals in Extreme Risk (red) areas near the Thomas, Sherpa, and Whittier burn areas due to a rapidly approaching winter storm. Individuals must be out of the evacuation area by 8 p.m.
tonight.

Those in High Risk (yellow) areas not under mandatory evacuation order, however, are under Recommended Evacuation Warning and are at risk for flooding or being cut off from services and utilities. People with access and functional needs or large animals living in High Risk (yellow) areas should consider immediate evacuation.

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