Category: Breaking News

Mandatory Evacuation Order Issued to Assist Rescue and Cleanup

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: A new Mandatory Evacuation Order area has been declared for Montecito This area is west of Sheffield Drive/East Valley Road/Ladera Lane, east of Olive Mill/Hot Spring Road, north of the ocean, and south of the U.S. Forest Service boundary. The Mandatory Evacuation Order was established because the foot and pedestrian traffic reached a… Read more »

Names of Montecito Residents Fatally Injured During Flood Incident Released

As of Thursday, January 11, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Coroner’s Office had received 17 decedents directly related to the January 9, 2018 flood incident in the Montecito area. All of the decedents are from Montecito and have been positively identified by the Coroner’s Office. Next of kin for all 17 decedents have been notified… Read more »

Search and Rescue Efforts Continue to Locate Victims in Montecito

UPDATE: UPDATE: As of 8 a.m. this morning there were 8 open missing persons cases and 17 confirmed fatalities related to the storm event. #sbsheriff For the latest information go to

Search and Rescue Efforts Continue to Locate Victims in Montecito

There is a Search and Rescue effort underway to locate people who may be alive and need to be rescued and to evacuate those who are trapped and need help getting out. We appreciate all of the prayers and support. We continue to hold the victims and their families close to our hearts. For the… Read more »

Sheriff’s Deputies and Search and Rescue Conduct Evacuations

About sixty personnel from the Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff’s Search and Rescue spent the day going door to door conducting evacuations due to significant rain that is expected tonight and the danger of mudslides/flooding and debris flow in areas below fire burn areas. The Sheriff’s Office is fully staffed to ensure that everyone has been… Read more »