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

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