Storm Threat Continues to Diminish

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Update by the County of Santa Barbara
12:00 p.m., February 13, 2018

Concluding Storm Readiness Update: The National Weather Service (NWS) indicates that this week’s storm will continue to diminish throughout the day/week and there is little to no threat of flash flooding or debris flows at this time. County Officials, emergency agencies, and the NWS will continue to monitor the weather in accordance with the County’s Storm Readiness procedures and will provide updates to residents as needed. Storm readiness information is available on the Ready Santa Barbara County website at http://readysbc.org/ . This concludes the alerting process for this storm event. Thank you.


Update by the County of Santa Barbara
12:03 p.m., February 12, 2018

Storm Readiness Update: The National Weather Service (NWS) indicates that this week’s storm appears to be weakening slightly. NWS is reporting the expected storm system is weakening with maximum rainfall expected at approximately .2 inches. Brief periods of showers may still be possible in some areas today through Friday, but at this time there is no indication that evacuations of the public will be necessary. County Officials, emergency agencies and NWS will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as needed.

Residents are encouraged to remain alert to changing conditions. For storm readiness information or to register to receive alerts, please visit the Ready Santa Barbara County website at http://readysbc.org/.


Source: County of Santa Barbara
February 11, 2018

The National Weather Service (NWS) indicates that a storm system will begin moving into Santa Barbara County Monday with showers possible through Friday. At present, the forecast is not predicting rainfall rates experienced during the 1-9 debris flow. Brief periods of heavy showers may be possible in some areas. At this time there is no indication that evacuations of the public will be necessary. County Officials and NWS will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as needed. For storm readiness information or to register to receive alerts, please visit the Ready Santa Barbara County website at http://readysbc.org/. Thank you.

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a-1519366302 Feb 14, 2018 11:49 AM
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The Sheriff's Dept sent out a community notice. Embedded deep within was the info that, yes, two hours prior to a storm, Hwy 101 would be shut down from Milpas to Hwy 150. That's the source.

a-1519366302 Feb 12, 2018 02:53 PM
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All I'm seeing on the 10-day forecast is a bit of overcast. Like NatureBoy, I want rain so badly . . . but not if it will endanger others and cause more misery. @THEREALBEBE. You really need to take a breath and reread your posts before you post. You come across as quite angry and self-righteous. Very repellant.

Flicka Feb 12, 2018 01:25 PM
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Lets hope people listen whenever the evacuation recommendations are sent. Some people in Mandatory areas for the 9th were offered places by friends but decided to stay and die, along with a family member. I think with even a sprinkle I'd get out.

a-1519366302 Feb 12, 2018 04:14 PM
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I do not understand why you have chosen to make light of those who perished in the mudslides. Nothing remotely humorous about this recent tragedy. Go ahead and please leave at the slightest amount of precipitation....oh, are we supposed to all laugh now? Shameful.

Roger Feb 12, 2018 04:04 PM
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I doubt very much they choose to die no one really had any idea there was going to be a deadly mudslide maybe alittle but not like that.

a-1519366302 Feb 12, 2018 02:32 PM
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"decided to stay and die" is really unnecessary language choice and an unfair statement about people who can no longer defend themselves. These people have been gone less than a month, and you know darn well people perished in NON-mandatory evacuation zones.

Luvaduck Feb 12, 2018 08:00 AM
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If local organizations, offices, churches and so forth put together vetted lists of those willing to pair up and put each other up temporarily in these kinds of emergencies, the prearrangement and checking would make it safe to take almost-strangers into your house. Elks help Elks, Junior League help Junior League members, Sierra Club help Sierra Club members and so forth. It might work for Little League and other sports teams, too.

a-1519366302 Feb 12, 2018 02:34 PM
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This is a great idea. The facebook page(s) set up for people to offer homes for both people and pets are a GREAT start, but knowing that we are in for literally years of uncertainty and evacuations, I think it would be well worth it to coordinate a better system. People will be much more likely to evacuate if it is easier for them to do so!

Nature Boy Feb 11, 2018 03:45 PM
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Indeed a conundrum. Hoping that it doesn't rain a lot: for the people of Montecito. Hoping it does rain a lot: for the other people suffering due to a lack of rain, and for nature, plants, watersheds, etc.

a-1519366302 Feb 11, 2018 01:09 PM
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The new evacuation plans, revealed last Thursday, are for Alamo, Sherpa, Whittier, AND Thomas fire areas: https://www.edhat.com/news/county-releases-debris-flow-risk-area-map. Good video.

mrtrump Feb 11, 2018 12:57 PM
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God, this is criminal. They cannot forecast with certainly that this storm, or any other storm in the future, will not develop into a heavy rain event that will cause another debris flow as bad or worse that the January 9 flow. At least get the children and old people out of the extreme danger slide zone.

therealbebe Feb 12, 2018 10:28 AM
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Fair enough. But how many do you think will actually listen to the evacuation orders when/if they come? And aren't we all responsible for our (and our children's) safety and wellbeing? If folks are nervous, they should absolutely leave of their own accord, and not wait for somebody else to tell them. Likewise with rebuilding. Now we know the risks. All who choose to stay will do so of their own volition. Not a one can claim ignorance now.

therealbebe Feb 11, 2018 08:51 PM
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No, I'm a single mother with a child of my own, working my butt off full time in an *actual* service-based job putting food on the table. You know, trying to keep her out of harm's way of hunger and ignorant people. For your information, I purposefully divorced a Montecito husband because I, good sir, am not for sale. Hence the working my butt off now to provide for my child (even though I, according to you, don't care about children). What's YOUR claim to fame other than being agitating? What do you contribute to a child, children, local economy or community, besides being wildly incorrect online? I'm part of the underpaid workforce that keeps this community alive while getting only the scant reward of a roof over our heads. Don't be a fool. It's not your color.

a-1519366302 Feb 11, 2018 02:00 PM
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Did you miss the words "at present"? They absolutely can forecast at a specified LEVEL of certainty, especially as we get closer. Never 100% certainty, of course. Statistics and science are not exact sciences, but what is the alternative?

Bodyboarder73 Feb 11, 2018 12:54 PM
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Everybody cross their fingers that this is a light rain event. Many people can’t sustain themselves financially if the 101 closes again.

a-1519366302 Feb 11, 2018 12:15 PM
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Be alert. And hope for the best. CHP has a plan to close the #101 from Milpas to #150, two hours before rain anticipated to be 1/2" or more. Heads up all week.

macpuzl Feb 11, 2018 08:36 PM
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NB- You'll find it in the Feb 8 Edhat Article: https://www.edhat.com/news/county-releases-debris-flow-risk-area-map

macpuzl Feb 11, 2018 08:36 PM
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NB- You'll find it in the Feb 8 Edhat Article: https://www.edhat.com/news/county-releases-debris-flow-risk-area-map

Nature Boy Feb 11, 2018 07:14 PM
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"Be alert. And hope for the best. CHP has a plan to close the #101 from Milpas to #150, two hours before rain anticipated to be 1/2" or more. Heads up all week." CITE YOUR SOURCE PLEASE

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