Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency in Santa Barbara County Due to Alamo and Whittier Fires.
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Additional Information, Documents and Contact Information
All documents are in Adobe PDF format unless otherwise noted
February Storm Emergency
Proclamation of Local Emergency
The County Director of Emergency Services proclaimed a Local Emergency in response to damage from the February 17thStorm sustained by all the communities in Santa Barbara County. Read the County Local Proclamation.
County staff is currently working with all jurisdictions to compile a Preliminary Damage Assessment. If the Governor proclaims an emergency, California Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA) may provide financial assistance from the State for costs incurred by Local Governments as a result of a disaster. The Governor may also request an Emergency Declaration from the President which may allow for Individual Assistance in addition to Public Assistance. For residents and businesses reporting damages and cost information, please complete the Damage Survey.
Completed forms may be emailed to email@example.com, faxed to (805) 681-5592 or mailed to:
Office of Emergency Management
4408 Cathedral Oaks Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Guidance for Reporting Hazardous Material Spill/Release Incidents
Diablo Canyon Power Plant Brochure
- Important Information about Diablo Canyon Power Plant – English
- Información Importante sobre la Planta de Energia Nuclear de Diablo Canyon – Español
- Diablo Canyon Power Plant Ingestion Pathway Zone Map (6.2 MB)
Earthquake Preparedness (Updated 4/9/2012)
Tsunami Awareness (Updated 3/1/2012)
SBC OEM Plan Updates
- Santa Barbara Operational Area Oil Spill Contingency Plan - Redacted
- Santa Barbara County Current Systems Assessment June 2012-13
- Santa Barbara County Current Systems Assessment Coverage Maps
- Santa Barbara County Operational Area Interoperability Study DRAFT
- Santa Barbara County Operational Area Interoperable Communications Study PowerPoint
2011 Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan (Updated March 14, 2012)
- 2011 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (Complete PDF)
- HMP Cover Page
- HMP Table of Contents
- HMP Sections 1-3
- HMP Section 4 - Capability Assessment
- HMP Section 5 - Hazard Assessment
- HMP Section 6 - Vulnerability Assessment
- HMP Section 7 - County Mitigation Strategy
- HMP Section 8 - Plan Maintenance
- HMP Section 9 - City of Buellton Annex
- HMP Section 10 - City of Carpinteria Annex (pending adoption)
- HMP Section 11 - City of Goleta Annex
- HMP Section 12 - City of Guadalupe Annex
- HMP Section 13 - City of Lompoc Annex
- HMP Section 14 - City of Santa Barbara Annex
- HMP Section 15 - City of Santa Maria Annex
- HMP Section 16 - City of Solvang Annex
- All Appendices
BEACH SEEP/SHEEN REPORT
- Please use this form to report unusual or significant sightings of beach seeps/sheens along county beaches.
Toxic Algae Bloom:
If your business has been affected by the delay in opening of private and commercial fisheries due to high level of toxins originating from the algae blooms caused by warm El Nino waters please fill out the Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Worksheet . The SBA is currently working to identify the impact of this event. If the SBA receives information that criteria for economic hardship was met they may make available low interest loans to those who were impacted.
If your business was impacted please complete the form and fax it to the Santa Barbara County of Emergency Management at (805) 681-5526 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org thank you for your assistance.
Santa Barbara County Operational Area:
On a day-to-day basis, OEM is responsible for emergency planning and coordination among the Santa Barbara Operational Area entities which include:
- Cities: Buellton, Carpinteria, Goleta, Guadalupe, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Solvang
- Special Districts: Air Pollution Control District, Fire Districts, Sanitary Districts, School Districts, Vector Control Districts, and Water Districts
- Volunteer Organizations: American Red Cross, Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES), Equine Evacuation, and Montecito Emergency Response & Recovery Action Group (MERRAG), Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD)
- Industry Groups: CAER-Community Awareness and Emergency Response, Petroleum industry mutual aid group, SBIA-Santa Barbara Industrial Association.
- Tri-County Coordination: Santa Barbara County OEM also coordinates with adjoining offices of emergency services in Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties. The Tri-County Coordinators meet and discuss regional preparedness several times throughout the year.
Vision: To provide and sustain a comprehensive emergency management program that supports the County, incorporated cities, districts, and partners, both public and private.
Mission: To enhance safety and preparedness through strong leadership, collaboration, communication, and meaningful partnerships designed to protect lives and property by effectively preparing for, preventing and mitigating, responding to, and recovering from disasters, threats, and emergencies.
Values: Credibility, compassion and accountability.
SBC OEM Responsibilities:
- Maintain the Santa Barbara County Emergency Management Plan
- Maintain the County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in a state of operational readiness
- Maintain a trained cadre of EOC team members for EOC activations
- Provide ongoing leadership and coordinate disaster plans and exercises with the eight cities throughout the County
- Assist County departments with emergency plans to address how they will perform during disasters
- Assist County departments facility emergency plans for occupied County facilities
- Provide ongoing training for County department emergency coordinators
Contact The Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management4408 Cathedral Oaks Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
24/7 Main Line: 805-681-5526 | 805-681-5592 - fax | Duty Officer Email: mailto:email@example.com
Robert Lewin, CEM® | (805) 681-5526 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Elsa Arndt, CEM® | (805) 681-5524 | email@example.com
Sonia Thompson | (805) 681-5526 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Gater | (805) 681-5526 | email@example.com
Ryan McMahon | (805) 681-5526 | rMcMahon@sbcoem.org
Brian Uhl, AEM® | (805) 681-5695 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Donald Patterson | (805) 705-4668 | email@example.com
Michael W. Dyer | (818) 629-7130 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kasey Sweany | (805) 346-7599 | email@example.com