2018 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, in consultation with Unified Command and other public safety officials, has announced that effective today (Thursday, March 22) at 5 p.m., Mandatory Evacuation Orders will be lifted for all areas. The Recommended Evacuation Warning issued for the Alamo Fire burn area will also be lifted simultaneously. The National Weather Service has advised that rain rates exceeding threshold levels have now subsided and are not expected to return to the area for the remainder of the storm.

La Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Santa Bárbara, en consulta con el Manejo Unificado y otros oficiales de seguridad pública anunció que inmediatamente (hoy, jueves 22 de marzo a las 5:00 p. m.), se levantan las Órdenes de Evacuación Obligatorias para todas las áreas. El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional ha informado que los niveles de lluvia que exceden el umbral ahora han disminuido y no se espera que regresen al área por el resto de la tormenta.

Santa Barbara County officials are alerting the public to a fraudulent flyer that is being distributed in the Santa Barbara area with a suspect attempting to gain unauthorized access to homes. According to a fraudulent flyer dated March 22, 2018, a "team of land technicians are conducting ground stability testing" in Santa Barbara

MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: March 22, 2018 Santa Barbara County Joint Information Center 805-696-1188 (Media Line Only) PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (THURSDAY, MARCH 22) AT 4 P.M. COUNTY TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON THE STATUS OF THE STORM WHAT: County officials are holding a press conference on the status of the current storm and it

The Santa Barbara County Community Services Department, Parks Division, is hiring beach lifeguards, pool lifeguards and junior lifeguard instructors for the 2018 summer season.

OFICINA EJECUTIVA DEL CONDADO 105 E. Anapamu St., Fourth Floor, Santa Brbara CA 93101 (805) 568-3400 FAX (805) 568-3414 Actualizacin de incidente 22 de marzo del 2018 Contacto: Centro de informacin conjunto del condado de Santa Brbara 805-696-1188 solo prensaActualizacin de la tormenta: 22 de marzo, 6 a.m. Aumento sign

The National Weather Service is anticipating storm intensity to increase significantly beginning Thursday morning (March 22) and continuing through the early Friday countywide. Rainfall rates will range from half-inch to one-inch per hour with rates in excess of one-inch per hour during thunderstorms. The Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management issued a storm update and Aware and Prepare alert to residents countywide at 5:20 a.m.

The National Weather Service is anticipating higher intensity rainfall later today (Wednesday, March 21) into Thursday, March 22. Public safety officials are asking the community to remain vigilant and understand the potential strength of this storm.

All Santa Barbara County south coast fire and law enforcement agencies have come together in preparation of the major winter storm arriving tonight. Over the next 24 hours these agencies will be increasing response capabilities with additional personnel and equipment.

Santa Barbara County officials announced today (March 20) that debris basins above Montecito have been completely cleared of 1/9 Debris Flow material and stand ready for the next winter storm. The massive Santa Monica debris basin above Carpinteria is almost clear and ready to go.