Published: Tue, March 06, 2018
Culture | By Henry Herrera

Santa Barbara County Prepares for Storm Expected to Arrive Thursday Night

Santa Barbara County Prepares for Storm Expected to Arrive Thursday Night

In Santa Barbara County, however, there was little rain on the wildfire-scarred mountains above Montecito, where crews are still cleaning up after a deluge unleashed devastating debris flows in January. Between 25,000 and 30,000 people live in the evacuation area.

According to County of Santa Barbara officials, the mandatory evacuations are for individuals in or near the areas burned by the Thomas, Sherpa and Whittier fires, including areas of Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria.

Highway 192 was flooded in the area of Bella Vista Drive and residents were asked to stay out of the area, the California Highway Patrol said around 6:40 a.m.

Brown said that people in the area will not be forced out of their homes but added that evacuations were "something that has to become part of the new normal for the southern part of Santa Barbara County". And considering the devastating mudslides in January, which killed 21 people, "we can not take any unnecessary chances", the sheriff said. While the rain has been light in populated areas, the mountains have been getting a good soaking.

Residents in parts of Santa Barbara Country are being urged to evacuate ahead of a winter storm expected to hit the area on Thursday. "Tell your family members, neighbors and friends". The mudslides destroyed at least 65 homes and damaged more than 460 others.

The decision to evacuate was made "out of an abundance of caution", the news release said. "I think the best you can do is listen to the evacuations, at this point, and be somewhere safe".

Senate Intelligence leaders suspect Republicans leaked a top Democrat's text messages
Burr and Warner told the Times in a joint statement that they did meet with Ryan but did not request any specific action. Both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees are conducting probes into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Thomas Partey delighted with new Atletico Madrid deal
Messi is the leading scorer in La Liga this season with 24 goals and is also the all-time top marksman in Spain's top flight. Ernesto Valverde has admitted that he has prepared for Barcelona's meeting with Atletico Madrid as though it's a major final.

New Zealand will bank on Taylor's experience
England take a 2-1 lead in the ODI series against New Zealand after a thrilling four-run victory in Wellington . Williamson rebuilt the innings in a determined partnership of 96 for the seventh wicket with Mitchell Santner .

The storm, which arrived overnight Thursday and is expected to bring about an inch of rain to the coastal and valley areas, could drop occasionally heavy showers, the National Weather Service stated.

The most intense and steady rain should fall between midnight and 8:00 a.m. Friday, according to the weather service.

The warning stops short of a mandatory evacuation, although the warning could be upgraded on Thursday.

"I'm not going anywhere", said Harriet Mosson from her home in Montecito, the wealthy enclave devastated by deadly mud and debris flows during downpours January 9.

Burbank city officials distributed sandbags to residents hoping to protect their properties from flooding or mud from the La Tuna fire burn area.

The Los Angeles Fire Department was offering ready-to-fill sandbags at all of its stations, and sand is available at select locations.

Like this: