Flash flood watch issued for parts of Santa Barbara Co.

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Posted at 9:56 AM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 13:03:10-04

A flash flood watch has been issued for the Santa Barbara County mountains and the Cuyama Valley Sunday.

According to the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management, the watch is in effect from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

“A Flash flood is a sudden, violent, and fast-moving wall of water. Flash floods are extremely dangerous. Stay alert, avoid low-lying areas, areas with standing water, and areas near creeks or streams. If you are in one of these areas, be prepared to go to high ground or shelter-in-place,” officials advised in a press release.

Emergency officials ask people to only call 911 if you are having an emergency to help keep emergency lines open.