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Evacuation Warning issued

EVACUATION WARNINGS have been issued effective Saturday, February 17, 2024 for the following areas in Santa Barbara County:

  • Properties along waterways associated with the Thomas, Cave and Alisal burn areas
  • Properties in the vicinity of Sycamore Creek, from Stanwood Dr. down to parts of Ninos Dr., in the city of Santa Barbara
  • Properties in the vicinity of Mission Creek, from Cota St. down to Highway 101 and between Chapala St. and Castillo St., in the city of Santa Barbara

Click here to access the interactive incident map.

These EVACUATION WARNINGS are due to an incoming storm arriving Saturday, February 17, 2024 through Wednesday, February 21, 2024 with the potential to produce localized flooding, flash flooding, and landslides.

These EVACUATION WARNINGS are in effect until further notice and may be upgraded to Evacuation Orders depending on localized conditions and changes to the weather forecast.

During an Evacuation Warning, community members living in the impacted areas are asked to:

  • Prepare to leave: fill gas tank, load up important documents, essential items, etc.
  • LEAVE if you feel unsafe. DO NOT wait for an evacuation order.
  • People with disabilities, access and functional needs should LEAVE NOW.
  • People with large animals should LEAVE NOW.
  • DO NOT attempt to drive while it is dark or raining, as roads may be damaged or your car may be swept away by moving water or debris.
  • BE PREPARED to sustain yourself and your household for multiple days if you choose not to evacuate, as you may not be able to leave the area and emergency responders may not be able to access your property in the event of road damage, flooding, or a debris flow.