[UPDATE: FEB. 18] As of 7:30 a.m., the Santa Barbara airport is back in business, said Lynn Houston, airport spokesperson. Travelers should check with their airline for up-to-date flight information, she suggested, and a live flight schedule is at FlySBA.com.
[UPDATE] The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport has stated via a tweet that the commercial runways have flooded and that the airport is closed. The city confirms that about 1,000 feet of the western portion of the main commercial runway was covered with water, causing the airport to cancel all flights. Flights may resume Saturday morning, but check @SBAirport for more. Roads to airport businesses and tenants are also closed, as is a lane of Hollister Avenue.
The Robin Hill Road area of Goleta opposite the airport is under evacuation warning, and Sheriff’s deputies are in the area asking people to voluntarily leave.
Drivers throughout the area are warned to avoid standing water and not to drive through the pools. Goleta intersections prone to flooding that should be avoided during heavy downpours are Fairview and Hollister, Cathedral Oaks between Fairview and Los Carneros, Calle Real west of Glen Annie and also between Fairview and La Patera, the city advised.
Sandbags are available at Fire Station 11 on Storke Road and at Fire Station 14 on Los Carneros Road.