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Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management
Friday March 2nd, 2018 :: 02:06 a.m. PST


Message from the Office of Emergency Management:

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for Central Santa Barbara County in southwestern California until 415 AM PST.

* At 111 AM PST, gauge reports indicated rainfall rates of 0.3 to 0.45 inches per hour across western portions of the Santa Ynez mountain range and foothills. Minor roadway flooding and minor debris flows in and around Whittier and Sherpa burn areas are possible with these rainfall rates. Moderate to locally heavy rainfall will likely continue for the next several hours.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...Whittier and Sherpa burn areas...Highway 101 through Gaviota State Park...Highway 154 over San Marcos Pass...and Lake Cachuma.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Stay alert to changing conditions. Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. For more storm readiness info, go to

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Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management
4408 Cathedral Oaks Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-681-5526

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