SANTA BARBARA, Ca. December 2, 2014 – According to the National Weather Service, a strong and moist southerly flow associated with a storm system just off the Southern California coast will bring moderate to heavy rainfall to the area for most of today and tonight. Rainfall rates of around one half of an inch per hour are expected possibly for several hours. Rainfall of this intensity
and duration has the potential to bring dangerous flash flooding with damaging mud and debris flows to the recent burn areas.
In anticipation of the approaching inclement weather, sand bags are available at the following Santa Barbara County locations:
County Fire Station #14
320 N. Los Carneros
Santa Barbara Maintenance Yard
4568 County Dump Road
Santa Maria Maintenance Yard
912 West Foster Road
Montecito Fire Station #1
595 San Ysidro Road
Santa Ynez Fire Station #32
906 Airport Road
Sand bags are not pre-filled. More information concerning sand bags is available on the Flood Control Hotline at (805)568-3451 or mainline at (805)568-3440.
Sand Bags can also be purchased at local building materials supply stores.