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.
Red Flag Warning for dry lightning allowed to expire for SLO/SBA counties. Focus of thunderstorm threat will be across interior areas this afternoon, with Flash Flood Watch in effect. Isolated dry lightning strikes still possible with storms today. #SLOWeather #SBAWeather #cawx— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) August 16, 2020
“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.