Breaking News from Santa Barbara CA

Find the latest Santa Barbara CA News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

Rain hits Santa Barbara and Ventura counties as residents prepare for potential flooding and mudslides

Moderate rains continued in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties early Wednesday as residents in fire- and mudslide-battered communities braced for what is expected to be Southern California's largest storm of the season. The storm - a vast atmospheric river of tropical moisture known as a "pineapple

LA TIMES - 2018-03-21 15:45:00

Heavy rain brings car crashes, flooding, slides to SLO County | The Tribune

A woman was killed in a weather-related car crash Wednesday afternoon as heavy rainfall continued to pour down across San Luis Obispo County, causing minor flooding in the South County and rock slides on the North Coast. Meanwhile, the National Weather Service expanded its flash flood watch to inclu

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE - 2018-03-22 02:57:00

Coast Village Road businesses close again during mandatory evacuation order

Montecito Inn and memorial stones (Photo by Tracy Lehr / KEYT) MONTECITO, Calif. - Shops and restaurants frequented by locals and tourists are weathering another mandatory evacuation in Montecito. Coast Village Road is closed and so are businesses including the Montecito Inn and Lucky's restaurant.

KEYT - 2018-03-22 05:54:44

Emergency responders keep close eye on Montecito as storm intensifies in Santa Barbara County | The Tribune

Steady rainfall across Santa Barbara County on Wednesday was causing roadway flooding and fallen trees as emergency responders kept their eyes on recent burn areas, especially the Montecito and Carpinteria communities below the Thomas Fire. Responders were staged throughout Santa Barbara County's So

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 23:59:59

Rockslides block Hwy. 1, Santa Rosa Creek Road

The latest in a series of storms brought with it rockslides that closed two North Coast roadways: Highway 1 just north of the Ragged Point Inn, and Santa Rosa Creek Road between the McCall and Linn's farm. County Public Works crews worked early Wednesday in the slide-prone area along Santa Rosa Cree

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 17:40:00

Over 30,000 urged to flee as 'strongest storm of the year' barrels toward Southern California burn areas

Storm to spread snow in Midwest to end week; Will it become next snow threat for mid-Atlantic? Ventura County Sheriff's Office This photo provided by Ventura County Sheriff's Office shows an arial view of Montecito, Calif., with mudflow and debris due to heavy rains on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Severa

MSN.COM - 2018-03-21 13:30:08

Powerful storm puts California towns at risk of slides

Andrew Joos-Visconti protects his home from the upcoming rains with sand bags in the Sun Valley area of Los Angeles Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Authorities ordered tens of thousands of people to flee their homes as a powerful storm headed toward California, where many communities on Tuesday face the th

MEDICINEHATNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 19:42:23

Storm brings record rainfall, little damage to Southern California. But the worst may be yet to come

A powerful storm moved into Southern California on Wednesday, drenching fire-ravaged neighborhoods and setting several new rainfall records for the day but so far not causing the damage and destruction that some officials feared. The storm marked a direct hit by an "atmospheric river" system but has

LA TIMES - 2018-03-22 10:00:00

Why all this rain? Blame a strong atmospheric river: the pineapple express

California is facing the strongest storm of 2018, coming on something called an "atmospheric river" or a "pineapple express." Here's an explainer. Atmospheric river storms are long plumes of water vapor that can pour over from the Pacific Ocean through California.Los Angeles Times It carries so much

LA TIMES - 2018-03-21 20:00:00

Slippery slopes: The next debris flow could take a different, unknown path, scientists say

The deadly debris flow of Jan. 9 in Montecito hit hardest along Montecito and San Ysidro creeks, jumping the banks and forging new channels through residential neighborhoods.Matt Udkow, Santa Barbara County Fire Department As a powerful storm nears the South Coast, the pre-evacuation advisory for "a


The Latest: Flood advisory issued in California

The Latest on a storm that has forced evacuations in California (all times local): 9:25 a.m. The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for southern Santa Barbara and western Ventura counties in California as a strong Pacific storm moves through. The weather service says rainfall r

ABC NEWS - 2018-03-21 16:35:00

Commuter Train from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara Is Really Coming

ABOUTTIME: Every once in a while, sanity strikes. When this happens, it appears as a great mystery. We reject obvious explanations. We refuse to believe it. Such was my reaction to news that Santa Barbara will have a decent imitation of commuter rail service within two weeks. Working commuters from

SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Multiple crashes reported, Hwy. 1 closed in 2 spots as storm charges into SLO County | The Tribune

The storm dousing SLO County has already caused slides, crashes and flooding on major roads by 8 a.m. Wednesday. Highway 1 at Ragged Point closed about 7:40 a.m. due to a mudslide, according to the California Highway Patrol. Traffic can go as far north as Ragged Point, but no further. Authorities do

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 15:58:00

About 30,000 people ordered to evacuate Santa Barbara area as massive storm threatens Southern California

First the fire, now the floods. Southern California is bracing for an enormous storm front moving in Tuesday night, with Santa Barbara County ordering the evacuations of about 30,000 residents. The rainy season in California has been lackluster so far, and normally rain this time of year is a welcom

50STATESOFBLUE.COM - 2018-03-21 00:15:46

Dangerous storm brings fears of more mudslides, destruction

Incoming storm (NWS) What forecasters are predicting to be the largest storm of the season is expected to hit Southern California beginning today. Officials fear it could bring more destructive flooding and mudslides. Here is what you need to know: What is the forecast? The storm, which is fueled b

LA TIMES - 2018-03-20 15:40:00

35,000 Ventura County residents ordered to evacuate as powerful storm builds

Authorities ordered evacuations, deputies knocked on doors, and Ventura County residents stacked sandbags and packed cars as a storm neared the coast Tuesday. Forecasters called it the biggest of the season and warned that it could bring two days of heavy rain, flooding and debris flows. Rain had st

VCSTAR.COM - 2018-03-20 19:23:49

Powerful storm threatens to swamp hard-hit California

LOS ANGELES-Authorities ordered tens of thousands of people to flee their homes as a powerful storm headed toward California, where many communities on Tuesday face the threat of flooding and destructive debris flows from areas burned bare by huge wildfires. An atmospheric river-a huge plume of subt

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2018-03-21 01:22:56

Pair of F-22s Buzz Santa Barbara City College

Two F-22 fighter jets buzzed the cliffs at Santa Barbara City College on Monday around 11:30 a.m., creating blasts of turbulence that rattled windows and doors at the college and rattled nerves as far as downtown. It stopped a meeting in its tracks, said college spokesperson Luz Reyes-Martin, as eve


Battered by fires and floods, beleaguered Montecito braces for more potential destruction

Residents and volunteers fill sandbags at Manning Park in Montecito as people prepare for a storm. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times) It started four months ago, when the largest fire on record in California history besieged this upscale coastal enclave. Soon after, heavy rains sent tons of mud, boulders

LA TIMES - 2018-03-21 10:00:00

First Responders Out in Force as Major Storm Targets Santa Barbara County

A virtual army of first responders and other key personnel is being mobilized to respond to any incidents arising from the major storm expected to douse Santa Barbara County this week. All Santa Barbara County South Coast fire and law enforcement agencies have been asked to join the response to the

NOOZHAWK - 2018-03-21 04:13:00