Tracking Friday's storm impacts in Santa Barbara City

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Friday's storm is just one of a series of storms that will impact the Central Coast in the course of a week. However, this storm is the strongest predicted, which is why a Flash Flood Watch, Wind Advisory, and High Surf Advisory remain in effect.

The City of Santa Barbara released a list of impacts and damages related to the heavy downpour that impacted the city on Friday. They include:

  • Three apartment buildings were evacuated at 3453 and 3458 Richland Drive near Broadmoor Plaza due to a failed retaining wall.
  • Las Positas Road has been reopened after closing between Portosuello and Cliff Drive due to a mudslide.
  • Anapamu Street was closed between Milpas and Garden Streets due to two large Stone Pine trees down on the 800 Block of Anapamu Street.
  • Mission Creek flooded between Mason and Yanonali Streets, overtopping banks toward Kimberley Avenue. Affected properties on Kimberley Avenue were evacuated.
  • Sycamore Creek flooded between Cacique and Canada Streets and is now subsiding.
  • Gutierrez Street is closed between Laguna and Garden Streets due to flooding.
  • The 600 Block of Quinientos at Calle Cesar Chavez was closed to traffic due to flooding.
  • Loma Alta Rd was closed between Coronel St and Canon Perdido St due to a mudslide.
  • Cota Street by Ortega Park was closed.
  • Gibraltar Road closed from City boundary to E. Camino Cielo.
  • A large tree was down at Apple Grove Lane and Calle Real, blocking a storm drain.
  • Los Carneros Creek has breached in a few locations and staff is monitoring closely.


Residents are encouraged to stay off the roadways if possible, and avoid walking or driving through flooded areas.

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