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Santa Barbara County Safety officials release updated flood and debris flow map

Posted at 9:58 PM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 00:58:07-05

Safety officials say, due to the burn scar caused by the recent Cave Fire, future storms are a concern for several years until the landscape can successfully grow back.

Experts have been requested to compile scientific watershed data to evaluate short-term risk in the aftermath of the Cave Fire.

The map helps provide awareness for residents who live in and below the Cave Fire burn scar.

The map includes the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) 500-year flood map that identifies areas vulnerable to flooding.

Residents are encouraged to access this map to understand potential flooding zones, affected watersheds, creeks and streams that may be impacted during storms. Additionally, the public can enter an address into the map to determine whether their home, business or places they visit are located within these areas of concern.

You can find the updated map at this website.