[City and County Press Release] – Santa Barbara County and City emergency officials have issued an Evacuation Warning for residents below the Tea Fire Burn Area. Rainy weather in the area indicates the new warning area may be subject to possible flooding. [This is a warning; no residents in the areas listed have been ordered to evacuate.] The new warning area includes:

* The Area bordered by Salinas Street on the east to Highway 101.

* Highway 101 on the south to Quinientos Street.

On the west side:

* Quienientos Street north to Voluntario Street

* Voluntario Street west to Mason Street

* Mason Street north to Soledad Street

* Soledad Street west to Yanonali Street

* Yanonali Street north to Montecito Street

* Montecito Street north to Alameda Padre Serra/Salinas Street (Five Points)

* In addition, the area south of the above, across Highway 101, is further described;

Bordered by Highway 101 on the North.

* Por La Mar Drive on the west.

* Cabrillo Boulevard on the south and east to Los Patos Street.

The Evacuation Warning means residents within the warning area should be prepared to leave should conditions change and the area is upgraded to an order. Residents should pay attention to local National Weather Service (NWS) information, which provides Flash Flood Watches and Warnings both on the NOAA Weather radio, and on the NWS Web site at www.weather.gov/losangeles.

In the event of a large emergency or disaster, the county will work with all bona fide news organizations to distribute emergency public information. The county’s “Stations of Choice” for emergency news currently include the following AM stations-KTMS-990; KZSB-1290; KUHL-1410; KINF-1440, plus the San Marcos Pass Radio Station 1040-and the following FM stations-KCSB-91.9; KSYV-96.7; KTYD-99.9; KSBL-101.7 and KRAZ-105.9. In addition, the Spanish language FM stations, KSPE-94.5 and KIST-107.7 are also designated “Stations of Choice” in the cooperative agreement with the county.

For more information regarding the emergency preparedness, go online to www.CountyofSB.org, or the city’s Web site at www.santabarbaraca.gov. For emergency preparedness tips go to www.Ready.gov.


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