Storm Conditions Impact
updated: Mar 01, 2014, 7:46 PM
Source: City of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara City Fire Crews have been surveying the city throughout the day in search of potential damage from recent storm activity. A number of issues have been reported:
-Coastal flooding and debris in Leadbetter Parking Lot and along the Harbor Waterfront due to high surf and tidal surge. Harbor Way is currently closed.
-Fire crews responded to the basement of the City Police Station to address flooding as a result of the storm. The City Emergency Dispatch Center is located in this area. No interruption to 911 service occurred and the problem has been mitigated.
-A rogue wave struck the side of Moby Dick Restaurant on Stearns Wharf breaking a window and causing some damage in the restaurant.
-Three boats washed ashore along East Beach.
-Multiple elevator rescues occurred as a result of power failures from storm activity.
-There have been a number of fallen trees throughout the city causing minor damage.
-Minor flooding occurred on city streets. Public Works has additional crews on duty and has been working around the clock to address any storm related issues.
-Gibralter Road is closed as of 12:45pm due to large rocks and debris in the roadway from the Santa Barbara City limits to East Camino Cielo.
No injuries have been reported at this time. Fire Crews continue to patrol their districts in search of any additional issues. There is another high tide scheduled for 10pm tonight that could potentially threaten our coast as high surf and storm surge continues.
The Santa Barbara City Fire Department would like to remind everyone to stay indoors if possible and avoid all beaches and low-lying areas until the storm conditions subside.
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