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Number of Casualties from Flood Incident Increases to 20

The number of casualties from the January 9, 2018 storm and subsequent mudslides/flooding that occurred has risen to 20.  At approximately 3:45 p.m. on January 13, 2018, 30-year-old Pinit Sutthithepa… Read more »

An Important Message from Our District Attorney

District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley joins other County officials in expressing her grief, as well as her commitment to support the search and rescue efforts of Santa Barbara County’s first… Read more »

Search Continues for Five Missing Persons in Montecito

 As of 8:00 p.m. on January 13, 2018 there are five active missing persons cases related to the January 9, 2018 flood incident in Montecito. The list decreased from seven… Read more »

Number of Casualties from Flood Incident Increases to 19

The Sheriff’s Office is saddened to report that at approximately 9:00 a.m. this morning, January 13, 2018, 25-year-old Morgan Christine Corey was found deceased in an area east of Olive… Read more »

Number of Casualties from Flood Incident Increases to 18

We are saddened to report that today, January 12, 2018, another victim was located in Montecito bringing the total number of casualties from this tragic incident to 18 decedents.  87-year-old… Read more »

Active Missing Persons Cases Related to Flood Incident

 The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s help in locating several missing persons related to the January 9, 2018 storm incident. The following missing persons were… Read more »

Names Released of Montecito Residents Fatally Injured During Flood Incident  

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… Read more »

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… 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… Read more »

Search and Rescue Efforts Continue to Locate Victims in Montecito

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… Read more »

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