Santa Barbara County leaders are trying to figure out the best way to notify people in the event of an emergency.
The county is conducting a survey right now in an effort to better communicate with the public during emergencies. This comes in the wake of the Thomas Fire and the Montecito Mudslide.
The survey first asks people if they are signed up for "Aware and Prepare Emergency Alerts." It also asks how people would prefer to get emergency information, including emails, calls, and text messages. It asks how people currently get emergency information and which television and radio stations they listen to. People taking the survey are also asked if they would want emergency alerts, even if the area they’re in is not in immediate danger.
If you’re interested in taking the survey, click here.