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Santa Barbara 2014 Storm Recap
updated: Mar 02, 2014, 11:25 AM

By the Dedicated Staff of edhat.com

The recent storms in Santa Barbara have caused quite a stir. From Thursday to Saturday this week, Santa Barbara received 5.7 inches of rain. Click here to read the full report on rainfall totals which includes 8.23 inches on the San Marcos Pass!

Throughout the past few days edhat subscribers have sent in a multitude of photos, videos, and updates. Even Buzzfeed joined in with their twist on our storm. It's true that Saturday was the most eventful with national stories about our recent storm destruction, but edhat is as local as local gets. So we decided to put some of the highlights in one place reported by you, our citizen journalists and edhat subscribers who elegantly braved the storm to share information with your local community.

Welcome to Santa Barbara's 2014 Storm Recap

The craziest videos we received were about the rogue wave crashing into the Moby Dick restaurant, drenching and scaring diners.

Read more from the videographers here.

The high surf also took out a section of the Gaviota Pier. Santa Barbara County Fire Department officials say 30 feet of the pier has been demolished back to the hoist.

See more Gaviota Coast storm photos from edhat subscribers here

Goleta Beach and the Beachside Cafe received it's share of damage. Roger reported that Goleta Beach was closed and being evacuated and several edhatters sent in photos of the damage. Steve McGovern reported that the Beachside Cafe suffered a great deal of flooding damage. Recently KEYT reported that the manager of the Beachside Cafe was hit by a large wave and swept under the pier suffering a broken collarbone.

See all the photo of Goleta Beach damage here

The Leadbetter Beach parking lot and Shoreline Beach Cafe received a bit of flooding as well. Subscribers shared videos and photos of the water creeping into the lot.

For a few days we received photos of a boat, the Walkabout, washed ashore on East Beach. Subscribers reported that two more boats joined the Walkabout making it a total of three boats washed ashore on East Beach.

The Walkabout then turned into a backdrop for a recent wedding photo shoot, which quickly turned into a champagne chugging celebration.

Of course, there was a lot of flooding all over the county.


Cesar Chavez near Cabrillo


Goleta Slough

Goleta Beach Park


Beachside Cafe

In the end, some people rather enjoyed singing in the rain.

Stay dry edhatters and thank you for the awesome reporting!

 

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