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Evacuation warning issued for mudslide area

Evacuation warning issued for mudslide area

If a mandatory evacuation order is issued, the area must be clear by 9 a.m. March 1, the warning said.

County sheriffs said that about 22,000 people live in the regions, but that the evacuations would impact closer to 25,000 or 30,000 people when factoring in those who come and go from the area daily.

A winter storm that could bring more destructive mudslides to our recent burn areas Friday has prompted officials to evacuate portions of Santa Barbara County and issue flash flood watches and warnings for parts of Southern California. "We are issuing this mandatory evacuation order because there is a risk to life and property".

"We know that being evacuated is a tremendous hardship, and we did not make this decision lightly", he said. "And if something bad happens I'll be able to get out of here".

The Red Cross shelter at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara will transition to standby status as of noon on Friday. "The creek channels, roads were able to handle the rain and debris".

Highway 101 will remain open to facilitate the evacuation process, the sheriff said. Montecito seemed practically deserted early Friday as authorities and firefighters monitored the nearby hillsides.

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Brown said a rate of half an inch an hour was the minimum level at which debris flows could be triggered.

Moderate to occasionally heavy rain started falling overnight on Southern California, where communities recently devastated by mudslides prepared again for possible mud and debris flows.

Officials announced this month that they will no longer use "voluntary" in their evacuation alerts after concerns that the warnings they pushed out before the deadly storm were ineffective in getting people to leave.

Authorities in Santa Barbara County, California, have lifted an evacuation order for communities that were at risk of debris flows from a storm.

The gauges at the Doulton Tunnel above Montecito and the Edison Trail above Carpinteria had each received about 0.40 inches of rain within an hour, between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. A total of 2.84 inches fell in Refugio Pass, 1.42 inches were recorded on East Camino Cielo and Gibraltar Reservoir received 1.51 inches.

The storm was predicted to last through Saturday as it moved across the state after originating in the Gulf of Alaska.


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