2018 Press Releases

As of 6:30 p.m. tonight, January 14, 2018, there are four active missing persons cases related to the January 9, 2018 flood incident in Montecito. The list decreased from five to four cases after 30-year-old Pinit Sutthithepa nicknamed "Oom" was located deceased at 3:45 p.m. yesterday, January 13, in the area of Hot Springs Road near Olive Mill Road during search and recovery efforts.

The County Office of Emergency Management developed an interactive web map for property owners to access damage assessment data for their homes and businesses

La Oficina de Gestíon de Emergencias del Condado desarrolló un mapa interactivo en el web para que los propietarios puedan acceder a los datos de evaluación de daños para sus hogares y negocios

The number of casualties from the January 9, 2018 storm and subsequent mudslides/flooding that occurred has risen to 20.

Los equipos de Southern California Gas (So Cal Gas) continúan trabajando junto con los primeros respondedores en Montecito y Santa Barbara para evaluar el estado de nuestro sistema de gas natural y apoyar la seguridad de los primeros respondedores, nuestros clientes y el público en general.

Southern California Gas (So Cal Gas) crews continue to work alongside first responders in Montecito and Santa Barbara to assess the condition of our natural gas system and to support the safety of first responders, our customers and the public.

2018 XSB TORMENTA DE ENERO Actualizacin sobre el Incidente CONDICIN Fecha de Inicio del Incidente: 01/09/2018 Hora de Inicio del Incidente: 02:00 AM Tipo de Incidente: Tormenta Invernal Causa: Lluvia invernal intensa Superficie: 30 millas cuadradas Contencin: Ver "situacin actual" Ubicacin del incidente: reas al norte


Crews continue to search buildings and debris flows for trapped victims. The unstable environment remains a critical threat to civilians and responders. The large amounts of mud and debris are making access and progress challenging. Search and rescue remains the highest priority.

Ocean water samples taken on Friday, January 12 were tested for bacteria levels on Saturday, January 13. Test results reveal that levels of bacteria exceed standard levels in ocean water.

Las muestras de aguas oceánicas obtenidas el viernes 12 de enero se analizaron para determinar los niveles de bacterias el sábado 13 de enero. Los resultados de las pruebas revelan que los niveles de bacterias superan los niveles estándar en las aguas oceánicas.