In response to impending heavy and prolonged rains, an EVACUATION ORDER has been issued in Santa Barbara County taking effect on Tuesday, March 14 at 8 a.m. In the City of Carpinteria, the EVACUATION ORDER applies to several parcels south of Highway 192 that are adjacent to Carpinteria Creek.
All residents of the following parcels are required to evacuate immediately: all parcels adjacent to the Carpinteria Creek between Highway 192 and Highway 101, the GranVida Senior Living and Memory Care, the 800 block of Concha Loma Drive, and the residences in Singing Springs and Creekwind complexes that are adjacent to the creek.
Some City of Carpinteria properties under Evacuation Order and described above are not indicated on the Readysbc.org map, but local emergency officials have determined that the risk necessitates the order. Outside of City boundaries, the Evacuation Order applies to several parcels in Carpinteria Valley that are located along creeks and are indicated in interactive map at Readysbc.org.
Anyone who lives outside of the evacuation area and has reason to believe their property or lives are at risk should also evacuate immediately.
The Wake Center on 300 N. Turnpike Road in Santa Barbara is open as an evacuation shelter for persons displaced by evacuation orders.
According to the National Weather Service, rainfall is anticipated to remain consistent through Wednesday morning. A Flood Watch is in effect countywide beginning at 7 a.m. on March 14 through 5 a.m. on March 15. Coasts and valleys are expected to get 2 – 5 inches of rain, while foothills and mountains can expect to receive 4 – 8 inches of rain to the already saturated watershed. This storm will bring a high threat of dangerous flooding of roads, creeks, and streams. Roads may become impassable due to flooding or flood damage.
To help protect local properties from possible flooding, the City of Carpinteria has free sandbags available to the public in its Public Works Yard at the back of the City Hall property, 5775 Carpinteria Ave.
Please note the following impacts to local services:
Carpinteria Unified School District has canceled school on Tuesday, March 14, and residents are encouraged to check with daycare providers, preschools and private schools for information about additional closures.
- Carpinteria Community Pool will be closed on Tuesday, March 14.
- Carpinteria Community Library will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. unless weather necessitates an earlier closure.
- Carpinteria City Hall will be open during regular business hours.
- The launch of the City’s senior programming that was scheduled for Tuesday, March 14 at Girls Inc. of Carpinteria will be postponed to Tuesday, March 21.
The following storm resources are available:
- For assistance with animal evacuations, please contact Santa Barbara County Animal Services at (805) 681-4332.
- For status of highways, visit Caltrans: https://roads.dot.ca.gov/roadscell.php
- For status of county roadways, visit County Public Works: https://www.countyofsb.org/2116/Road-Closures
For additional information regarding evacuation shelters, weather conditions and more:
- Contact the Santa Barbara County Call Center at (833) 688-5551, open from 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14.
- Visit https://www.readysbc.org/
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