Carpinteria has seen a historic amount of rainfall in the past week, with heavy winds and rain on Thursday, Jan. 5, followed by a massive two-day storm starting Monday, Jan. 9 that caused flooding and triggered evacuation and shelter in place orders throughout the county. 

All orders were lifted on Tuesday, and soon after, county officials and locals ventured out to assess the damage. The winter berm at Carpinteria City Beach sustained some damage from the high tides and floodwaters, but efforts to rebuild have already begun, according to Olivia Uribe-Mutal, Carpinteria’s public information officer and emergency program services manager.

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