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Santa Barbara County issues mandatory evacuation order ahead of storm

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Emergency authorities in the Montecito area are going door to door Monday afternoon to let residents know of new mandatory evacuation orders which go into effect at 8:00 p.m. Monday night.  The decision follows updated weather forecasts that call for moderate to heavier rates of rain which are expected to begin by early Tuesday morning.


Those being told to evacuate live in red areas on maps provided by the county emergency services.  These are along waterways that move toward the ocean from the hills above Montecito.


The Montecito Post Office will be closed on Tuesday, March 13th until further notice due to the impending storm and mandatory evacuation orders issued by the city.   The post office is located at 1470 East Valley Road.


The 11 p.m. news will be streamed live on  KEYT NewsChannel 3 and online at for the latest updates on the storm.




Santa Barbara County released the following information: 


Due to a strengthening weather system forecast to arrive early Tuesday morning, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a mandatory evacuation order for Extreme High Risk (red) areas along the southern Santa Barbara County coast.  


High Risk (yellow) areas will be under a recommended evacuation warning.


Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown and other emergency managers will speak about the mandatory evacuation order. 

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