“Effective immediately (10:30 a.m. “The decision was made by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office in consultation with the National Weather Service and other public safety officials.”
Rain began falling Monday evening, but the heaviest downpour was expected to begin at 7 a.m. Santa Barbara County authorities ordered mandatory evacuations Monday for residents below fire-ravaged mountains ahead of reports of rain. Residents who live in areas at “extreme risk” for debris flows near the Thomas, Sherpa and Whittier burn areas had been ordered to leave by 8 p.m. 34.420832
With Rainfall Estimates Reduced for SoCal Storm, Evacuations and Flash Flood Watches Are Canceled
Storm Triggers Mandatory Evacuations in Santa Barbara County Over Mudslide Concerns
Authorities lifted evacuation orders in fire-ravaged Santa Barbara County late Tuesday morning, saying light rains no longer posed a risk of triggering flooding and mudflows. Read the full story on LATimes.com. and last through the afternoon until about 4 p.m., said Stuart Seto of the National Weather Service in Oxnard. today, March 13), Mandatory Evacuation Orders are lifted for all areas,” the county announced on Twitter.