WHAT: A significant storm is expected in Santa Barbara County late Wednesday, Jan. 4 through Thursday Jan. 5. Heavy rain, strong winds and high surf are expected across the County. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Santa Barbara County from Wednesday late afternoon through Thursday morning. The National Weather Service warns flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible within the entire Watch area. Evacuation areas will be announced at this press conference. It is imperative to understand the seriousness of the situation and prepare to take actions to protect oneself, family, pets and any tenants, visitors and workers.

County officials are hosting a press conference to convey current situational information.

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. TODAY – Wednesday, January 4, 2023

WHERE: County of Santa Barbara Employee University (EU) 267 Camino del Remedio
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

WHO: Sheriff Bill Brown, Santa Barbara County Sheriff
Chief Mark Hartwig, County Fire Department
Chief Kevin Taylor, Montecito Fire Protection District
Captain Mike Logie, California Highway Patrol