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Storm Impact Rundown, Jan. 10 at 5 p.m.

The City of Carpinteria has withstood the storm system of Jan. 9 and 10 with some flooding but little damage overall. In total, Carpinteria has received over 4 inches of rain in the last 48 hours, which has increased our total for the rain year to 12.49 inches. Significantly more rain has fallen in our nearby foothills and mountains, which of course contribute significantly to creek flows.

  • As of 2 p.m. on Jan. 10, the Evacuation Orders were lifted immediately for burn scar areas. Some areas remain restricted and have limited closures. See map at  The Carpinteria State Beach Park also remains closed. includes information on Current Evacuations, Shelter Locations, Shelter Locations, Road Closures and School Closures.
  • All City of Carpinteria roadways are open and clear. The 101 southbound is open to Ventura County. Northbound 101 is expected to be open at least at one lane open no later than 5 p.m. Portions of the following highways are also closed: 150, 33, 154, 126. Also, Via Real is closed between Nidever and Cravens Lane. For roadway updates, visit
  • The winter berm at City Beach held up well in the storms and high tides, but it is now severely eroded and should not be climbed or walked on. Efforts are being made to rebuild the berm as soon as possible.
  • Beaches along our coast are covered in massive amounts of woody debris and mud. This material includes potentially hazardous waste so please avoid beach and ocean use due to these dangerous conditions.
  • The Veteran’s Hall served as an evacuation shelter last night (Jan. 9) and housed 28 individuals. We are closing this Carpinteria Emergency Shelter. If anyone needs shelter they should call the County Office of Emergency Management Call Center at 833-688-5551.
  • Santa Barbara MTD started a special shuttle service within the City of Carpinteria today, Tuesday, January 10, at 2 p.m. This bus service will operate every 30 minutes, with the bus leaving the Carpinteria Avenue and 7th Street stop (on the south side of Carpinteria Avenue) on the hour and half hour. The service will run until 8 p.m. this evening. (Line 20 is temporarily out of service.)
  • Carpinteria Creek Bike Path is full of debris and remains closed.
  • The pool is closed and the library is open.
  • Please reach out to the City with any service requests.
  • All schools will be open tomorrow.