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Evacuation Warning Issued for SB County

An EVACUATION WARNING has been issued due to a storm that is predicted to deliver heavy rain to Santa Barbara County on Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15. This EVACUATION WARNING goes into effect on Monday, March 13 at 6 p.m. and applies to several parcels that are within the City of Carpinteria and adjacent to Carpinteria Creek.

The parcels under evacuation warning are as follows: all parcels adjacent to the Carpinteria Creek between Foothill Road 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 that are adjacent to the creek. Anyone who lives outside of the evacuation area and has reason to believe their property is at risk should also prepare to evacuate.

The storm is forecast to deliver up to an inch of rain an hour starting at 10 a.m. on March 14. These heavy rains have the potential to produce flooding and mud and debris flows. Winds may result in downed trees. Residents who are able to stay home during the storm should do so. Roadways could become dangerous.

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.

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, and the Carpinteria Community Library will close at 3 p.m. unless weather necessitates an earlier closure.

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.

Properties under Evacuation Warning are not indicated on the map, but local emergency officials have determined that the risk necessitates the warning. For additional information, residents may visit, or call the SB County Emergency Operations Center at (833) 688-5551 or 2-1-1. For assistance with animal evacuations, please call 805-681-4332.