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Forecasted rain triggers evacuation orders in Santa Barbara County

Forecasted rainfall triggered evacuation orders below the Thomas, Sherpa and Whitter burn areas according to Santa Barbara County officials.

Posted: Mar 5, 2019 11:37 AM

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - Forecasted rainfall triggered evacuation orders below the Thomas, Sherpa and Whitter burn areas according to Santa Barbara County officials. 

The evacuation orders came with a 24-hour notice, giving people time to prepare.

About 3,000 people are impacted.

“This storm is anticipated to be more intense than the last several storms we have experienced,” said Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown. 

Thanks to state funding, extra resources are available.

As soon as the areas are deemed safe, evacuees will be allowed to return home.

Chico
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Chester
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We were frying on Friday around northern California and the extreme heat will continue through Father's Day. Please stay cool in this hot weather and be cautious due to our increased fire danger through the weekend.
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