2018 Press Releases

New Rain Gauges Will Enhance Burn-Area Monitoring and Advance Warnings

It is important for the public to understand the risks associated with storms in the area and what to do when evacuation orders are issued. To provide information on future storm risks and evacuation information, the County is holding a community meeting on Tuesday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Carpinteria High School, 4810 Foothill Rd., in the cafeteria. Spanish and ASL interpretation will be available.

Es importante que el público entienda los riesgos asociados con las tormentas en el área y qué hacer cuando se emiten órdenes de evacuación. Para proporcionar información sobre futuros riesgos de tormentas e información de evacuación, el Condado llevara a cabo una reunión comunitaria el martes 20 de febrero a las 6:30 p.m. en la cafetería de la Escuela Secundaria de Carpinteria (Carpinteria High School), 4810 Foothill Rd. Interpretación en español y ASL estará disponible.

In the early morning hours of February 11, 2018, three suspects made their way up a flight of stairs to a second story apartment in the 800 block of Camino Del Sur.

To help protect adolescents against dangerous diseases, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is joining with the California Department of Public Health in recognizing February 11th – 17th as Preteen Vaccine Week.

On February 11, 2018, at about 6:50 a.m., a reporting party called the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center and told dispatchers that a male and female subject appeared to be breaking into vehicles in the area of Burtis Street and San Marcos Road.

Canine Influenza, or dog flu, is a highly contagious virus that is garnering more attention in the news lately with a recent outbreak in the San Francisco Bay area.

La semana pasada, oficiales del condado y del departamento de emergencia anunciaron nuevas definiciones de evacuación de tormentas, un cronograma de evacuación de tormentas de 72 horas y un mapa interactivo para el condado de Santa Bárbara. Hoy, oficiales del condado y del departamento de emergencia consultaron con el Servicio Meteorológico Nacional quienes indicaron que un sistema de tormentas comenzará a trasladarse al Condado de Santa Bárbara el lunes con lluvias posibles hasta el viernes. En el tiempo presente, tasas de lluvia como las experimentadas en el Flujo de Escombros del 9 de enero no se pronostican, pero breves periodos de precipitaciones medibles pueden ser posibles en algunas áreas.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. this morning, February 11, 2018, Sheriff's Detectives with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Bureau (S.I.B) assigned to patrol the Montecito disaster area observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and failing to stop at stop signs in the area of Coast Village Road.

Last week, County and emergency officials announced new storm evacuation definitions, a 72-hour storm evacuation timeline, and an interactive map for Santa Barbara County. Today, County and emergency officials conferred with the National Weather Service (NWS) who indicated a storm system will begin moving into Santa Barbara County Monday with showers possible through Friday. At present, rainfall rates like we experienced in the 1/9 Debris Flow are not forecast but brief periods of measurable rainfall may be possible in some areas.