Urgent Debris Basin Clearing Nearly Complete; Public Lands Clear of 1/9 Debris

Urgent Debris Basin Clearing Nearly Complete; Public Lands Clear of 1/9 Debris

County Readies for Major Storm Arriving Tuesday Night

Santa Barbara County officials announced today (March 20) that debris basins above Montecito have been completely cleared of 1/9 Debris Flow material and stand ready for the next winter storm. The massive Santa Monica debris basin above Carpinteria is almost clear and ready to go.

In addition, all debris basins, creek channels, bridges and public roads have been cleared of debris. More than 50,000 truckloads of mud, sediment, boulders, rocks, trees and trash have been removed from Montecito and Carpinteria.

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Contact Office of Emergency Management

4408 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Phone: 805-681-5526
UPDATE Tsunami Advisory has been cancelled
Adviso de Tsunami ha sido cancelada