County Services Transitioning Away from Montecito Disaster Center
Post-1/9 Support Still Available at ReadySBC.org
By 8/31, Santa Barbara County will no longer be providing services at the Montecito Center for Preparedness, Recovery and Rebuilding. Opened on 3/8 in the wake of the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow, the center has been a hub of services, from insurance and FEMA consulting to trauma counseling and cleanup coordination. The county estimates that 250 property owners and 700 residents have visited the center for assistance. While the county phases it out, a handful of nonprofits may continue to provide services at its Coast Village Circle building.