Planning to visit Santa Barbara County? Here are links to the information you need:
To receive emergency alerts, register at AwareAndPrepare.org. Visit the Storm Information and Preparedness Center to learn how to be prepared before, during and after a flood. Also watch Where the Flood Waters Flow - Southern California from the California Department of Water Resources.
The Freedom Warming Centers in North County and South County opened to homeless persons to remain open through Saturday Feb. 18. It is their practice to reassess conditions, and may issue an extension of the warming centers later. This is in addition to the existing regional shelters in Santa Barbara (PATH), Lompoc (Bridgehouse), and Santa Maria (Good Samaritan Emergency Shelter and Family Shelter).