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Montecito Mudslide Maps

Disaster Assessment Map

An ongoing effort by the Santa Barbara Independent to document homes that have been damaged, destroyed, or spared in the mudslides that struck Montecito on January 9, 2018. The homes are mapped as either “Appears OK” (in green), “Appears Damaged” (in yellow), or “Appears Destroyed or Majorly Damaged” (in red). The January 9 debris flows are outlined in red, while the areas assessed are shaded blue. Click the brackets in the top right-hand corner to enlarge the map.
With this undertaking, we ask that the community understand that:

  • ·Mapping will occur in segments as access and resources permit.
  • ·Assessments are based on visual confirmation, at times from a distance, with homes being described to the best of our ability as “Appears OK” (in green), Appears Damaged” (in yellow), or “Appears Destroyed or Majorly Damaged” (in red).
  • ·Only areas shaded in blue have been thoroughly assessed.
  • ·Homes designated as “Appears OK” (in green) should not be approached or entered unless declared safe and accessible by first responders.
  • ·To request a correction, email corrections@independent.com.
This map is up-to-date as of Friday, January 22.
Visit independent.com/news/montecito-mudslides for continuing coverage.


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The Victims: Where They Lived

An interactive map built by Santa Barbara Independent staff detailing where the victims of the January 9, 2018 Montecito mudslides lived and where they were eventually found. Evacuation areas, debris flows, and historic creek beds are also illustrated. Click the brackets in the top right-hand corner to enlarge the map.
With this undertaking, we ask that the community understand that:

  • ·Mapping will occur in segments as access and resources permit.
  • ·Black represents the victims' homes, Yellow are missing victim's homes, and red is where they were found.
  • ·Debris flows are outlined in red.
  • ·Areas shaded red are the mandatory evacuation areas (Jan.9).
  • ·Areas shaded yellow are the voluntary evacuation areas (Jan.9).
  • ·Conflicting evacuation warnings are outlined in yellow.
  • ·To request a correction, email corrections@independent.com.
This map is up-to-date as of Friday, January 22.
Visit independent.com/news/montecito-mudslides for continuing coverage.


Mobile users view here