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Community Informational Meetings to discuss readiness, emergency alerts and preparedness. Click here for more information.

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Winter Flood Preparation

Sand Bags

Sandbags are available at the following locations:

Lower Manning Park

449 San Ysidro Rd                                                                                                                     

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4568 County Rd (Off of Calle Real) 
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Weather Information


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Winter 2018 Debris Flow Risk Map 

This map shows the areas that are at risk for debris flow.

The areas in red will be included in an evacuation during a predicted debris flow causing storm. 

Storm Readiness Evacuation Information


CLICK HERE to read the pamphlet in English

CLICK HERE to read the pamplet in Spanish 

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Road Closures: For updated traffic information

Road Closures Santa Barbara County

This page is updated as roadway conditions change.

This is the most current information.

SEC Power Outages in Santa Barbara

Southern California Edison "SCE"

The Gas Company

SoCal Gas

SoCalGas is working alongside first responders in Montecito and Santa Barbara to assess the situation and to support public safety and our customers. Our emergency operations center remains activated to coordinate response activities.

Montecito Water District

Montecito Water District

The District is located in the southern coastal portion of Santa Barbara County and includes the unincorporated communities of Montecito and Summerland. 

Thomas Fire Flood & Erosion Prevention & Response Resources

Public Works Departments

Fires in our watersheds can amplify the need to prepare for winter storms. A burned watershed creates a new dynamic that should heighten everyone's awareness. While in many cases, flooding occurs from sustained rainfall over days that triggers flood flows, a burned watershed can yield the same result, or worse, with a single rainfall that would otherwise not even cause runoff.

This list of resources can help you prepare for and respond to any potential flooding and erosion that could occur this winter.

SBC Homeowners Guide to flooding

SBC Homeowners Guide To Flooding Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County has suffered impacts from several floods throughout the years. These flood events can cause serious damages to public property, infrastructure and private property. While the County and other agencies work hard to prepare for the winter, flooding can still happen. Residents and business owners should take some time while the sun is still out to evaluate the need for flood insurance, permanent drainage improvements on their property, and last-minute emergency actions such as sand bags and timber deflectors.

Flood After Fire: English

Flood After Fire: English

Floods are the most common and costly natural hazard in the nation. After a wildfire, the flood risk increases significantly. The time to buy flood insurance is now. Residents and business owners need to protect their homes and assets from the devastating financial losses from a flood, especially after a wildfire, before the next weather event occurs.

Flood After Fire: Spanish

Flood After Fire: Spanish

Las inundaciones representan el riesgo natural más común y costoso del país. Después de un incendio forestal, el riesgo de inundación aumenta considerablemente. El momento de comprar seguro de inundación es ahora. Los residentes y dueños de negocios tienen que proteger sus viviendas y activos contra las devastadoras pérdidas económicas de las inundaciones, en especial después de un incendio forestal, antes de que ocurra el siguiente fenómeno meteorológico.

The National Flood Insurance Program

The National Flood Insurance

The National Flood Insurance Program aims to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures. It does so by providing affordable insurance to property owners and by encouraging communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations. These efforts help mitigate the effects of flooding on new and improved structures. Overall, the program reduces the socio-economic impact of disasters by promoting the purchase and retention of general risk insurance, but also of flood insurance, specifically.

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