New Interactive Map Shows Homes Damaged in Storm

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New Interactive Map Shows Homes Damaged in Storm
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Source: County of Santa Barbara

The County Office of Emergency Management developed an interactive web map for property owners to access damage assessment data for their homes and businesses at this link. CALFIRE Damage Inspection Teams, who compiled the data, have completed about 35 percent of their assessments for residential and commercial structures impacted by the Winter Storm Incident. The map will be updated daily as the team completes their assessments.

The interactive map indicates the status of each structure inspected and assigns a value to the structure as follows:

  • Destroyed - the structure is a total loss
  • Major Damage- Significant structural damages requiring longer than 30 days for repair
  • Minor Damage – Damages may be repaired within 30 days
  • Affected – Minimal damage to the dwelling and/or contents and are habitable, requiring minimal repairs.

Thomas Incident Preliminary Damage Inspect Report Summary

Data Current as of 1/13/18, Current Fire Perimeter Field Collection Complete

Summary Residence Outbuilding Commercial TOTAL
Destroyed 73 12   85
Major 81 18 7 86
Minor 60 9 6 75
Affected 40 5 5 50
Subtotal 234 44 18 296


County of Santa Barbara building officials, assisted by mutual aid building officials from other communities, will use this data to inspect each property for safety and to officially determine the habitability of each structure or business.

Thomas Fire and Storm Event Local Recovery and Assistance Center

On Wednesday, January 17, the County will open a Local Recovery and Assistance Center to serve as a centralized, single point location for essential resources and services to help community members recover and rebuild.

The Local Recovery and Assistance Center will initially be open January 17 to February 3, 2018 at Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara, 1 N Calle Cesar Chavez, Santa Barbara, 93103 during the following hours of 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday. The center will be closed on Sunday.

Representatives from various local, state and federal agencies will provide counseling support, resource and housing assistance, information to aid in rebuilding, permitting, hazardous materials clean-up, loss of business or employment, basic health and human services, and other topics.

The Family Assistance Center, located at 21 E. Constance Avenue, Santa Barbara, will continue to serve community members through Wednesday, January 17, when the Local Recovery and Assistance Center opens. For questions about the interactive map or Local Recovery and Assistance Center, please call the January Storm Public Information Line at (833) 688-5551 or send text message to (805) 699-0165.

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SBPaul Jan 17, 2018 08:18 AM
New Interactive Map Shows Homes Damaged in Storm

This is very sad to see such widespread loss. Can someone start a post about the Sleaze ball Law firms that are already jumping at suing montecito water and socal edison before all the bodies are recovered let alone have they cleared the 101. There is no possible way that they have a case at this point yet they have no issue using our courts for their profit. FEMA, Flood insurance, Fire insurance, All sorts of places that an owner should have as resources in this. You don't poop in your own water and this is basically what these idiots are doing. Just to note: Joseph Liebman and the firms Foley, Bezek, Behle & Curtis, LLP and Robertson & Associates, LLP are all garbage IMHO. Their clients are not any better. Hope they go broke trying to build a case that they should just take care of like human beings.

SBPaul Jan 18, 2018 07:46 PM
New Interactive Map Shows Homes Damaged in Storm

Oh its not the higher rate. Its the fact there are three bodies missing and this is an attempt to step in line beyond FEMA. The Plum Goods owner was not directly impacted. They just lost business because of ash and the roads being closed. Victims need help I don't FEEL for people that have time to claim blame when there are feet of debris and bodies still not found.

oceandrew Jan 18, 2018 07:42 PM
New Interactive Map Shows Homes Damaged in Storm

"OUR courts for THEIR profit"??? How else are attorneys to make a living if not in the courts they are officers of? That makes it THEIR courts too and possibly more so than "ours" since most of us haven't as much as stepped into a court of law. I get the anger, frustration and disappointment at what seems like abuse of power but that's what the courts are there for... to hear arguments on who is culpable when your life has been shredded and all your worldly belongings incinerated. But to decry the victims because YOU FEEL you will have to pay a higher rate next year before the case has even gone before a judge is really petty.

SBPaul Jan 18, 2018 07:25 PM
New Interactive Map Shows Homes Damaged in Storm

"YY" did you read where I stated the clients were not better. One if our beloved "business owner" plum goods has time to point fingers... They state ash as a cost for their business and directs that cost at SOCAL Edison. Our electric bills go up because they do not understand we live in a place that has wild fires. This is no time for attorneys. They had plenty of time to call them. I think that is pretty crappy and the attorneys are no better... So we have now equated them to the same ilk.

yin yang Jan 18, 2018 07:01 PM
New Interactive Map Shows Homes Damaged in Storm

How can you blame the law firms when they've been HIRED by locals to file these suits?!! lol

I get your point, but like dissatisfaction with elections, it's US citizens at "fault," not the politicians or firms!

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