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Pre-Evacuation Advisory for Santa Barbara South Coast

By Jackie Jenkins
Feb 26, 2018 at 11:26 PM

A Pre-Evacuation Advisory has been issued for the Sherpa, Whitter, Thomas and Alamo Fire burn areas due to an approaching winter storm.

The National Weather Service forecast indicates that a storm will be arriving Monday, February 26 late in the afternoon and will continue into Tuesday, February 27. Generally, rainfall amounts will be less than 0.33 inches. However, because of the instability associated with this storm the predications currently show a possibility of isolated rain totals in some areas of between 0.50 and 1 inch where thunderstorms develop. These amounts are capable of producing minor debris flows and flooding below the Sherpa, Whittier, Thomas and Alamo Fire burn areas.

The County, emergency officials and the National Weather Service are closely monitoring the situation and will alert the public with more information as the storm approaches. Impact areas need to prepare for the possibility of an evacuation for Monday evening.

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