UPDATE (6:45 p.m.) – The weather advisory, issued for Sunday night’s storm, has been canceled.
Rain intensity is no longer expected to exceed the threshold for debris flow risk.
The weather advisory for the upcoming storm on 1/13 has been cancelled. The NWS forecasts that it will arrive in SB Co. late Sunday lasting thru Monday (1/14). Rainfall rates for this storm are forecasted to stay below debris flow thresholds. Stay alert to changing conditions.
— SBCountyOEM (@SBCountyOEM) January 13, 2019
Residents are advised to keep an eye on changing conditions through Aware and Prepare alerts.
Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management officials say Sunday’s storm may call for evacuations.
“We want people that live in the debris flow risk areas to be ready as part of the “Ready, Set, Go” process. They need to know where they’re going to go if they have to evacuate,” said Robert Lewin, Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management Director.
Sunday’s Storm: WEATHER ADVISORY in effect for storm arriving late Sunday/early Monday. Evacuation of debris flow risk areas in SB County may be ordered prior to its arrival. This is only a weather advisory. Regular updates will be issued. https://t.co/YqDKvUfZIM
— SBCountyOEM (@SBCountyOEM) January 12, 2019
Residents who live in recent burn areas of Santa Barbara County are asked to have a plan in place before the storm system approaches. Those areas include neighborhoods along Romero Creek, San Ysidro Creek, and Montecito Creek.
Find an interactive storm risk evacuation map for Santa Barbara County here.