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Mandatory Evacuation Orders for additional areas of Montecito were lifted at noon today by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. The public should consult the County’s interactive evacuation map at for detailed information of the areas described below.

The Mandatory Evacuation Order is lifted for the following area in Montecito:

  • North of East Valley Road/Hwy 192
  • East of San Ysidro Road/East Mountain Drive/West Park Lane
  • West of Romero Canyon Road
  • South of the Forest Boundary

The evacuation order is also lifted for the following area of Bonnymede Drive in Montecito:

  • South of US 101
  • East of Olive Mill Road/Channel Drive
  • West of Ocean Meadow Place
  • North of the ocean

Long-term Exclusion Zones for Cold Springs/Montecito and San Ysidro remain in effect and are open only to residents, business owners and those conducting official business in the area.  Residents with property in long-term Exclusion Zone areas are allowed to enter those areas, after showing proof of residence at law enforcement checkpoints. Residents may escort contractors and insurance adjusters into the area.

Due to the closure of several bridges, normal routes of travel into and out of these areas may be blocked.

The County’s interactive evacuation map reflects changes made to evacuation orders.  Please visit to access the interactive evacuation map or call the Public Information Call Center at 833-688-5551 for assistance.

Restoration of certain utilities continues.  Residents are to contact utilities companies directly for restoration assistance and questions.

Company Contact Information
Montecito Water District


Montecito Sanitary District


Southern California Gas

1-800-GAS-2200 (1-800-427-2200)

Southern California Edison


Cox Communications


Frontier Communications


The boil water notice for the area is still in effect.  Residents returning to the area are asked to drive cautiously due to the ongoing presence of heavy truck traffic.

If evacuated residents who are returning to their residences have a need for wheelchair or other specialized transport needs, call Easy Lift at 805-681-1180.

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For ongoing updates, go to, follow @countyofsb on Twitter and Facebook, or call 2-1-1 from 805 area code or 800-400-1572 outside of 805, or text your zip code to 898-211.

Sistema de Alerta de Emergencia:

Es muy importante que las personas en el Condado de Santa Bárbara se registren para recibir alertas de emergencias. Inscríbete a, si no podemos localizarte, no podemos alertarte.

Permanece Conectado:

Para actualizaciones continuas, ve a, sigue @countyofsb en Twitter Facebook o llama al 2-1-1 desde el código de área 805, o al 800-400-1572 para fuera del 805, o manda por texto tu código postal al 898-211.

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