EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: In order to facilitate the ongoing rescue and recovery operation in Montecito and the surrounding areas, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff has declared a PUBLIC SAFETY EXCLUSION ZONE pursuant to CA Penal Code 409.5(a).
This includes the area west of Sheffield Drive/East Valley Road/Ladera Lane, east of Olive Mill/Hot Springs Road, north of the ocean, and south of the U.S. Forest Service boundary. Please stay out of this area so that rescuers can do their jobs.
Residents are allowed to shelter-in-place in their homes but will not be allowed to move about the area. Persons failing to abide by the order are subject to arrest for this misdemeanor violation. The Evacuation Order and Warning areas have not otherwise changed. For more information or to view the interactive map, go to www.countyofsb.org or call 211. Please stay out of this area so that rescuers can do their jobs. Thank you.
For more information, go to www.countyofsb.org, or call 211 or outside the 805 area code, call toll free to (800) 400-1572. The county has established an additional call center for assistance at (805) 681-5542 or text to (805) 699-0165. It is critical that people in Santa Barbara County register to receive emergency alerts. Sign up at www.AwareAndPrepare.org. If we can’t reach you, we can’t alert you.