Evacuation Warnings Lifted for Summerland and Carpinteria

By Tom Bolton

Evacuations warnings will be lifted at noon Saturday for Summerland and Carpinteria, according to Incident Commanders overseeing the Montecito flooding response.

The affected areas are south of Highway 192/Foothill Road between Ortega Ridge Road and the Santa Barbara County line to the east; and areas north of Highway 192/Foothill Road east of Toro Canyon Road.

Officials cautioned that “returning to a damaged or destroyed neighborhood is a traumatic occurrence, and you may feel overwhelmed by the many tasks ahead. Remember that self-care is the vital first step for you to remain healthy and resilient.”

A boil water order is still in effect for customers of the Montecito Water District, which includes Summerland. Directions on how to boil or disinfect water: http://www.montecitowater.com

— Noozhawk executive editor Tom Bolton can be reached at tbolton@noozhawk.com

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