The county of Santa Barbara has released a new Storm Impact Considerations Map identifying properties that may be at risk from debris flow or flooding this storm season. Based on the most recent watershed data, the map indicates that very few residences in the city of Carpinteria remain in the impact areas at risk for flooding or debris flow. Many of the areas in Carpinteria Valley that were identified as at risk last winter have been removed from the impact areas.
The map will be utilized by local emergency managers to determine what portions of the community will be evacuated if necessary this winter. If a storm is forecasted that may cause flooding or debris flow, the impact area may be evacuated. In the event of a rapidly developing storm with little to no warning, residents living in the impact areas should have a plan to protect themselves and their family if it is not safe to evacuate.
To view the new storm impact map, visit readysbc.org.