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Evacuation orders lifted in Santa Barbara County

Posted at 9:19 AM, Feb 03, 2019

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, in consultation with fire agencies and other public safety officials, lifted evacuation orders at 9 a.m. Sunday for all areas in Santa Barbara County.

The National Weather Service has advised that critical rain rates did not materialize over the area as expected.  Showers are expected through Tuesday, February 5, but rainfall is not anticipated to reach critical levels to cause debris flows.

Residents are advised to stay alert to their surroundings and changing conditions.

Many roads may be impassable or have standing water and mud. Use caution when returning home and navigating these areas.

The evacuation center at Goleta Valley Community Center will be closed. If there are questions concerning animal sheltering, please call (805) 681-4332.

If evacuated residents who are returning to their residences have a need for wheelchair or other specialized transport needs, call the County’s Emergency Call Center at (833) 688-5551.

For additional information, please go to or call the County’s Emergency Call Center at (833) 688-5551.