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Mandatory Evacuation Orders Lifted Immediately for Santa Barbara County Effective 10:30 am, March 13

By Aaron Briner
Mar 13, 2018 at 09:08 PM

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, in consultation with fire agencies and other public safety officials, has announced that effective immediately (10:30 a.m. today, March 13), Mandatory Evacuation Orders are lifted for all areas.   

The National Weather Service has advised that critical rain rates did not materialize over the area as expected.  Showers are expected through the afternoon and into the evening hours, however, they are not anticipated to reach critical levels to cause debris flow.

This is the first of several weather systems expected to move through the Santa Barbara south coast over the next week.  Each of these systems will be monitored and evaluated and the public will be informed of any changes.  At this time, none of these systems appear to be a threat of causing debris flows. We would like to thank the public for their swift cooperation and collaboration towards keeping our community safe.

The County’s interactive evacuation map will be updated today to reflect changes made to evacuation orders.  Please visit to access the interactive evacuation map or call the Public Information Call Center at 833-688-5551 for assistance.   

If evacuated residents who are returning to their residences have a need for wheelchair or other specialized transport needs, call Easy Lift at 805-681-1180.  

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