Evacuations ordered ahead of next Southern California storm


Do not forget to update your bookmarks.

The mandatory orders will be in effect for areas the county has identified as being at "extreme high risk" for risky debris flows. Evacuation orders issued as a precaution on Monday were lifted at 10:30 a.m.

With a trio of storm systems expected to make for a wet week throughout Santa Barbara County, officials already have begun issuing evacuation orders for South County residents living near the recent burn areas.

The move came as the National Weather Service cancelled flash-flood watches for communities near wildfire burn scars. Authorities said revised expectations for Tuesday's storm were below the 1/4-inch-per-hour rainfall threshold for debris flows.

Most of the rain from this storm is expected to fall on Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.

Lok Sabha bypolls in Uttar Pradesh: Counting of votes begins
He confirmed that after the fifth round of voting, the SP candidate has 74,077 votes in his kitty while the BJP has 70,317 votes. Gorakhpur is an important seat for the BJP with Adityanath representing the seat in the Lok Sabha five times.

Evacuations have been ordered or recommended in two Southern California counties due to an approaching storm that could bring enough rain to trigger debris flows.

Lessons learned from recent storms are helping Santa Barbara County prepare for upcoming rain events, including refining evacuation plans for the Extreme and High Risk areas.

The warnings follow the disaster that struck Montecito in January, when a storm unleashed debris flows that destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes and killed almost two-dozen residents. Those areas in the "high risk" yellow zones on the map were not under mandatory evacuation orders as of Monday, but were under recommended evacuation warning status and "are at risk for flooding or being cut off from services and utilities", according to county officials.

In Ventura County, where the Thomas Fire devastated so much in December creating the conditions that led to January's killer mudslides farther north, the rain was steady but falling on blackened earth, interrupted by patches of green grass.