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Flooding on Cota Street

Alex Bereda

Flooding on Cota Street


El Niño Storm Wallops Santa Barbara

See Photos and Videos of This Week’s Heavy Rains


As sheets of rain — with smatterings of lightning and hail — bombard Santa Barbara this week, Independent staff and readers are submitting photos and videos of the action. We’ll post them here as they come in, and feel free to email news@independent.com with your own visuals. Also be sure to check us out on Facebook. Stay dry, and stay safe! (If you’re viewing this on a mobile device, switch to the desktop version of our site to see more.)

Flooding in Santa Barbara

More footage of flooding in Santa Barbara.

Posted by Santa Barbara Independent on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Jean Yamamura

Micheltorena Street.

Jean Yamamura

Anacapa Street.

By Ray Ford

Flooding in the Solimar Fire burn area.

Erin Eliza Murphey

Sailboat washed up on Hope Ranch beach.

Jill Cloutier

Flooding at Garden and Cota.

By Paul Wellman

Caltrans maintenance supervisor Larry Weaverling (neon yellow) works to open clogged median drainage culverts that caused freeway flooding Tuesday morning. (Jan. 5, 2016)

By Paul Wellman

Caltrans employees work to open clogged median drainage culverts that caused freeway flooding Tuesday morning. (Jan. 5, 2016)

By Paul Wellman

Caltrans employees work to open clogged median drainage culverts that caused freeway flooding Tuesday morning. (Jan. 5, 2016)

By Paul Wellman

A jackknifed semi blocked two lanes of southbound traffic in heavy rains on the 101 just before the Garden Street exit. (Jan. 5, 2014)

Highway 101Southbound Closure

Flooding and debris on southbound Highway 101.

Posted by Santa Barbara Independent on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

By Paul Wellman

A historic tree at the Santa Barbara Mission that was uprooting during recent storms. (Jan. 6, 2016)


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