Storm Damage Watch

Heavy Rains Toppling Trees and Creating Sinkholes

A large eucalyptus tree fell onto a carport damaging vehicles at 400 Ellwood Beach Dr in Goleta. No injuries were reported.
Mike Eliason / Santa Barbara County Fire

The storm battering Santa Barbara has already wreaked serious damage up and down the South Coast, from toppling trees into parked cars in Goleta to creating a large sinkhole in the 800 block of Olive Street. As the day progresses, we’ll be updating this story with photos and videos of these incidents. To submit your own, email

Check our news page for the latest information on evacuation warnings and orders, and road closures.

East Beach
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Trees fall near a condo complex by the Santa Barbara Zoo
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The Goleta area is at risk for potential flooding.
Crews work to remove a fallen tree on Hollister Avenue by the Paige Youth Center that shut down the road for hours
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A mudslide on Las Positas by Cliff Drive
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An Italian Stone Pine on Anapamu Street came down in Friday's storm
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A Caltrans truck clears mudslides on Hwy 154
Mike Eliason / County Fire
Cliff Drive by the south Elings Park entrance
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The top of Carrillo hill
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Workers reinforce a leaning communication lines pole at Ortega and Cota
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