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Private Property Debris Dumping in Creeks Threatens Community Safety

Private Property Debris Dumping in Creeks Threatens Community Safety

It is illegal to dump debris, mud, rocks or other material from the 1/9 debris flow into creek beds and storm drains. Dumping into creeks can cause significant flooding and debris flow hazards during future storms. Read full Press Release

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Storm Readiness Evacuation Information Booklets Now Available

Storm Readiness Evacuation Information Booklets Now Available

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies have taken to the streets of Montecito and Carpinteria to distribute Storm Readiness Evacuation Information booklets. Read full Press Release

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Santa Barbara County High-Tech Rain Monitoring Helps to Protect South County

Santa Barbara County High-Tech Rain Monitoring Helps to Protect South County

In the aftermath of the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow, the Santa Barbara County Flood Control District installed six additional real-time rain gauges to provide enhanced rainfall monitoring for the impacted areas. Read the full Press Release

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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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COUNTY OFFICIALS AND NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MONITORING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM EXPECTED OVER COMING DAYS

COUNTY OFFICIALS AND NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MONITORING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM EXPECTED OVER COMING DAYS

Last week, County and emergency officials announced new storm evacuation definitions, a 72-hour storm evacuation timeline, and an interactive map for Santa Barbara County. Today, County and emergency officials conferred with the National Weather Service (NWS) who indicated a storm system will begin moving into Santa Barbara

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Advisory: Message from the Office of Emergency Management

Advisory: Message from the Office of Emergency Management

The National Weather Service (NWS) indicates that a storm system will begin moving into Santa Barbara County Monday with showers possible through Friday. At present, the forecast is not predicting rainfall rates experienced during the 1-9 debris flow. Brief periods of heavy showers may be possible in

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Santa Barbara County Unveils New Storm Evacuation Definitions, Evacuation Timeline and Interactive Map

Santa Barbara County Unveils New Storm Evacuation Definitions, Evacuation Timeline and Interactive Map

At both a press conference and “standing room only” community meeting in Montecito yesterday, February 8, 2018, new storm evacuation definitions, a 72-hour storm evacuation timeline, and an interactive map for Santa Barbara County were announced. Emergency officials reiterated that the threat following the storm and 1/9

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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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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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