Mandatory evacuations again underway in Santa Barbara County

Less than two months following the deadly mudslides in Montecito, parts of southern Santa Barbara County are again under mandatory evacuation orders.

In advance of a storm expected to hit Santa Barbara County Thursday night, officials ordered mandatory evacuations for locations below the Thomas, Whittier and Sherpa fire burn areas. Read More …

Five people die in Montecito area flooding and mudslides

Flooding and mudslides killed at least five people in the Montecito area overnight, as a storm ravaged the Santa Barbara County community days after the Thomas Fire swept through its neighborhoods.

The storm trapped numerous residents in or around their homes in various areas of Santa Barbara County early Tuesday morning. Read More …