Updated Tsunami Hazard Maps for South Coast
By edhat staff
Newly released maps show the areas in Santa Barbara County that are most at risk of a tsunami.
The California Department of Conservation encourages residents to locate where they live, work, and visit on the map. If any of those locations are in the yellow hazard area, make a plan to move to the "safe" green area after feeling an earthquake or when an official evacuation notification is received.
The populated areas in the county that appear to be most at risk are: Devereux Slough surrounding areas, Goleta Slough and into the Santa Barbara Airport, UC Santa Barbara Lagoon, Hendry's Beach, El Estero, and Santa Barbara's waterfront area from Shoreline Beach to the Bird Refuge reaching parts of Gutierrez Street.
The updated maps can be viewed here.