For Information, call 211

Insurance Claims

Insurance Claims

Document Support for Insurance Claims After Flooding and Debris Flows 


Evacuation Press Releases (full packets in PDF format)


Fire and Flooding Insurance Information:

There is typically a 30-day wait period between when you buy a flood insurance policy and when it goes into effect, but there are some exceptions. To learn more, go to .

California Department of Insurance:

The California Department of Insurance (CDI) provides assistance on insurance issues, such as claim handling delays, additional living expenses, underinsurance disputes, availability, etc. The Insurance Commissioner wants to make sure that the claim process moves as smoothly and as quickly as possible and that any underinsurance issues are investigated. If you are experiencing difficulty with the processing of your claim or wish to have an underinsurance issue investigated, contact the CDI Consumer Hotline at (800) 927-4357 (HELP), (TTY: 1-800-482-4833) for assistance. Additional information may be found online at

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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