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

Montecito, Other South County Areas Should Be On Alert: New Evacuation Information

Santa Barbara County issued new storm evacuation definitions, a 72-hour storm evacuation timeline, and an interactive map to prepare for any storm which could generate more than a half-inch of rain in a very short period of time.

We encourage everyone in Montecito, Summerland, Carpinteria, Goleta and unincorporated areas near recent burn areas to be on heightened alert. Emergency officials reiterated that the threat following the Jan. 9 debris flow is not over. There is a heightened danger for those who live below the Thomas Fire burn area due to the damaged condition of the watershed. Experts say that as a result, it will now take less rainfall to move debris.

Here are links to the various materials that we all must review and actively monitor. As our emergency managers said, “Don’t be scared, be prepared.”

Interactive Map

New Evacuation Definitions

72-Hour Notification System