BREAKING NOW: Mandatory Evacuations Underway In This State- Here’s What We Know

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Mandatory Evacuation Order Issued for Parts of Santa Barbara County Effective Noon Today

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, in consultation with other public safety officials, has issued a Mandatory Evacuation Order effective today(Thursday, March 1) at noon for individuals near the Thomas, Sherpa and Whittier fire burn
areas throughout Santa Barbara south coast (in Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria) due to an approaching winter storm. Individuals must be out of the evacuation area by 6 p.m. today (Thursday, March 1).

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Waterway flows may be rapid and blockage and overtopping in waterways is expected. Roads may be flooded and impassable. People close to and immediately downstream of choke points may be endangered. It is important that community members understand the seriousness of the situation and follow the direction of authorities.

According to Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown, “The decision to evacuate these areas is being made out of an abundance of caution. Due to the size and breadth of the evacuation area, not all residents will be contacted in person. Do not wait for deputies or someone else to
come to your home or business. Everyone should begin the evacuation process now. Community members should check with their neighbors to see if they need help to evacuate.”

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The California Highway Patrol, the National Weather Service and public safety partners will monitor storm activity to ensure Highway 101 remains open to facilitate resident evacuations. If Highway 101 needs to be closed, CHP would do so just prior to the arrival of the intense
portion of the storm. Bands of rain, timing and intensity will guide this decision. Closure information will be communicated broadly to the public as decisions are made.

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Red Cross has established an evacuation center at Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara. Anyone evacuated or otherwise affected by the approaching storm is welcome to find relief and comfort at this location. Earl Warren Showgrounds is also accepting large animals. For assistance evacuating large and small animals, contact Santa Barbara County Animal Services hotline at 805-681-4332.

Event: Flash Flood Watch
Alert:
...PERIODS OF MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED TONIGHT 
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... 
 
.A storm system is expected to bring periods of rain to the area 
later today through Saturday. The heaviest rain is expected to 
occur later tonight through Friday morning when rainfall rates 
could locally reach a half inch per hour, meeting the very low 
end of the USGS criteria for mud and debris flows over the 
Whittier, Thomas, Creek, and La Tuna burn areas. The south and 
southwest facing foothill and mountain slopes from Santa Barbara 
to Los Angeles Counties will be most at risk for heavy rain due to 
the strong south to southwest winds expected. After the main 
front goes through Los Angeles County Friday morning, showers are 
expected at times through Saturday, though intensities during 
this time are expected to be less than a quarter inch per hour and 
should not pose any risk to burn areas. 
 
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM PST THIS EVENING 
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING FOR THE THOMAS AND WHITTIER BURN AREAS... 
The Flash Flood Watch continues for 
 
* The Whittier and Thomas Burn areas. 
 
* From 9 PM PST this evening through Friday morning 
 
* Rainfall rates locally up to one half inch per hour are 
possible, especially in the foothills and coastal slopes. 
 
* Rainfall of this intensity can produce dangerous mud and 
debris flows near the Whittier and Thomas burn areas.
Instructions: Flash flooding and debris flows will be a particular threat in and below the recently burned areas. A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. Southern California residents, in or below the recently burned areas are urged to take the steps necessary to protect their property. Persons in the watch area should remain alert and follow directions of emergency preparedness officials.
Target Area:
Santa Barbara County Mountains
Santa Barbara County South Coast
Santa Ynez Valley
Ventura County Coast
Ventura County Interior Valleys
Ventura County Mountains

Sources- County Of Santa Barbara and NOAA

Stay safe out there!

TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS

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