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County emergency managers used this hazard forecast map created by state scientists to draw Montecito’s mandatory/voluntary evacuation boundary along Highway 192. The pink swatch represents where floodwater and debris flows might exit creek channels and spread across the region’s alluvial fan in a one-inch-per-hour storm. Areas traced in magenta show low-lying areas where flows could head toward and pool. Fourteen victims who lived south of Highway 192 and received only voluntary evacuation warnings were in areas designated at high risk by the scientists, 12 of them in this small area alone.

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