Articles From : Edhat Staff

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    Air Drones Not Permitted

    Santa Barbara County has canceled their Board of Supervisors meeting for Tuesday, and remind people that air drones are not permitted.

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    Helicopter Destinations?

    Does anyone know where the helicopters are going?

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    Six Influenza Related Deaths Reported

    The Public Health Department confirms there were 6 deaths from influenza in the past two weeks within Santa Barbara County.

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    School Closures on Tuesday

    Several schools in Santa Barbara County have closed Tuesday due to the storm.

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    Reports of People Trapped

    Roger reports hearing several people trapped and unable to receive help in the Montecito area.

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    Large Structure Fire in Montecito, Numerous Gas Leaks

    Roger reports a large structure fire in Montecito with firefighters unable to reach the home, numerous homes destroyed and gas leaks.

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    Numerous Power Outages and Floods

    Edhat readers are reporting floods and power outages throughout the Santa Barbara and Montecito areas.

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    Rain Advisory Health Risks

    Officials recommend people avoid contact with floodwater due to potentially elevated levels of contamination with raw sewage and other toxic or hazardous substances that may be present.

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    Officer Involved Shooting in Santa Maria

    [Update]: Santa Maria Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place Sunday evening.

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    Evacuations Orders Updated

    [Update]: New voluntary evacuations have been issued for parts of Tepusquet Canyon near the Alamo Fire Burn Area, all other evacuation areas below the Thomas, Whittier, Sherpa and Rey Fire Burn areas remain.

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    Santa Barbara County Declares Local Emergency

    Santa Barbara County has proclaimed a local emergency due to severe winter storms.

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    C'est Cheese Closes Their Cafe

    An edhat reader reports C'est Cheese is closing the cafe portion of their store. 

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    Flash Flood and Wind Watch

    A flash flood watch and wind watch are in effect from Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening. Area in and below recent burn areas are most at risk.

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    Full Closure of Highway 101 at Clark Ave

    A full closure of northbound US Highway 101 at Clark Avenue will take place Wednesday, January 10 and Thursday, January 11 during overnight hours from 9 pm to 6 am.

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    Dog of the Week: Chief

    Meet Chief, our dog of the week who's adoptable at SB DAWG.

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    Cat of the Week: Keesa

    Meet Keesa, our Cat of the Week who's available for adoption.

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    Legislation Re-Introduced to Ban Offshore Oil Drilling

    Senator Jackson and colleagues reintroduced legislation to halt new federal offshore oil drilling in California.

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    Map Released of Flood and Debris Flow Areas

    Santa Barbara County released a map indicating areas of increased risk for flood/debris and mudflows due to the recent burns areas.

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    Highway 192 Power Line Work Begins Wednesday

    A project to upgrade power lines along Highway 192 from Shepard Mesa Road to Linden Avenue will begin next week on Wednesday, Jan. 10

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    Christmas Tree Burn in Solvang

    Solvang concluded its Julefest Celebration with their annual Fire Safety Demonstration and Christmas tree burn event on Friday evening.

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