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COUNTY TO HOLD CARPINTERIA COMMUNITY MEETING FEBRUARY 20

COUNTY TO HOLD CARPINTERIA COMMUNITY MEETING FEBRUARY 20

It is important for the public to understand the risks associated with storms in the area and what to do when evacuation orders are issued. To provide information on future storm risks and evacuation information, the County is holding a community meeting on Tuesday, February 20 at

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Montecito Community Meeting to be Held Thursday, February 8

Montecito Community Meeting to be Held Thursday, February 8

As recovery continues in the Montecito community, it is important for the public to understand the risks associated with future storms in the area and what to do when evacuation orders are issued. Debris removal from private property is a priority and critical to assisting homeowners and

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Montecito Water Update

Montecito Water Update

MONTECITO WATER DISTRICT UPDATE: A Boil Water Notice is in effect for a few isolated areas of the Montecito Water District. The Interactive  District Boundary Map depicts areas where the Boil Water Notice is in effect and has been cancelled. Further information on water treatment can be found atwww.montecitowater.com. Emergency

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Health Effects of Ash and Dust Leaf Blowers Not Advised in Areas with Ash and Drying Mud

Health Effects of Ash and Dust Leaf Blowers Not Advised in Areas with Ash and Drying Mud

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District today reflect on continuing health effects of the ash that fell during the Thomas Fire and the health effects of dust from the drying mud of the Montecito mudslides. The amount of

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VALLEY FEVER (“COCCI”) CONCERNS AFTER THOMAS FIRE AND MUDSLIDE EVENT

VALLEY FEVER (“COCCI”) CONCERNS AFTER THOMAS FIRE AND MUDSLIDE EVENT

The Public Health Department has received many questions about Valley Fever after the recent Thomas Fire, mudslide event, and dusty conditions due to drying mud. The County Health Officer states that risk of infection from Valley Fever is low, although possible. Dr. Charity Dean, the County Health

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SAFETY OF OCEAN WATER AND BEACHES

SAFETY OF OCEAN WATER AND BEACHES

Ocean water samples were taken on Wednesday, January 31, for select beaches where ocean water had previously exceeded standard bacteria levels. As a result of this testing, ocean waters at El Capitan and Summerland are now open. Read the full Press Release See more Ocean Safety Information

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PUBLIC HEALTH CONTINUES WARNING AGAINST CONSUMPTION OF RAW FISH AND RAW SHELLFISH

PUBLIC HEALTH CONTINUES WARNING AGAINST CONSUMPTION OF RAW FISH AND RAW SHELLFISH

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is issuing a warning to the public to avoid consuming raw fish and raw shellfish caught close to ocean waters where bacterial levels continue to be elevated, such as Goleta Beach and Carpinteria State Beach. People doing recreational fishing from

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Disaster Recovery Center Opening on February 5

Disaster Recovery Center Opening on February 5

The previous Local Recovery and Assistance Center will be closing at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 3. Beginning at noon on Monday, February 5, a Disaster Recovery Center will be operating at the same location at the Calvary Chapel Church located at 1 N. Cesar Chavez. The

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Exclusion Zones for Areas of Montecito Defined as Declared Disaster Zones

Exclusion Zones for Areas of Montecito Defined as Declared Disaster Zones

Existing exclusion zones for the Montecito area have been declared “disaster zones,” as reported by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. Residents and homeowners living in these areas are permitted to return by showing identification at law enforcement checkpoints. Law enforcement will continue to be present in

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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.

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