As Storm Approaches, Evacuation Warning Issued For Southern California Mudslide Area

 Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Authorities are urging people to flee areas devastated by a deadly California mudslide because of a coming storm. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office says a recommended evacuation warning goes into effect at 8 a.m. Wednesday for Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria. Evacuations aren’t mandatory but the Sheriff’s Office says there’s a "high risk" for loss of life and property. Authorities say a storm coming in Thursday night is expected to rain heavily enough to cause mudslides in the fire-scarred foothill area where mudslides killed more than 20 people last month.