Several creeks throughout the Central Coast are gushing with water after Saturday mornings storm swept through San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.
Santa Margarita Creek behind Ancient Peaks Winery is overflowing with water.
Check out Santa Margarita Creek behind Ancient Peaks Winery. Thanks Mark Grosz for the video. I hope it goes without saying please don’t enter the water. pic.twitter.com/I39tQ3BF3r
— Dave Hovde (@tvdave) February 3, 2019
The Pismo State Beach campground is filled with water and a large tree was knocked down by the wind.
Two days of overnight intense rain and high winds have left an impact on #CentralCoast cities and at (closed) #PismoBeach State Campground, downed old tree and flooding along #HWY1 entrance. #KSBY #BeonKSBY pic.twitter.com/dpVT5J5R4p
— Blair (@CraftChat) February 3, 2019
The Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services is reminding people to stay away from storm water.
That water is untreated rain water that flows through the drainage system, into creeks and into the ocean and can increase someone’s risk for certain illnesses if they come in contact with it.
They advise people to stay away from the water for three days after the rain event.