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Evacuation Order Lifted

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, in consultation with fire agencies and other public safety officials, has announced that effective at 6 p.m., January 15 all Evacuation Orders are lifted for all areas in Santa Barbara County.

The National Weather Service has advised that critical rain rates did not materialize over the area as expected.  Showers are expected through late Tuesday night, but rainfall is not anticipated to reach critical levels to cause debris flows. However, a high surf advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. Friday, January 18.

Another weather system is expected to move through the Santa Barbara south coast Wednesday evening, January 16 through Thursday, January 17.  While this storm is predicted to produce significant total rainfall rates, the system currently is not forecast to have rain intensity rates that will exceed thresholds capable of producing debris flows.

The evacuation center at Goleta Valley Community Center will be closed. If there are questions concerning animal sheltering, please call (805) 681-4332.

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.

For additional information, please go to or call the County’s Emergency Call Center at (833) 688-5551.

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