Flood Damaged Highway 101 Back In Business In Montecito; But Tourism Officials Worried About Impacts
Monday marks the first full day of a major milestone in Santa Barbara County’s post flood recovery efforts, with Highway 101 reopened in Montecito. A number of freeway on and offramps remain closed in the Montecito area, but traffic has been moving through the area well, aside from expected morning and afternoon backups.
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Tuesday marks a week since the rain pounded Santa Barbara’s front country, sending torrents of water into Montecito and causing deadly flooding. The death toll stands at 20, with three still missing. Search and recovery efforts are continuing. 28 people were treated for injuries at South Coast hospitals, with seven still being treated, and two in critical condition. The latest numbers show that more than 110 homes were destroyed, and more than 240 houses damaged.
Authorities have released the names of the 20 people known to have been fatally injured in the January 9th flooding in Santa Barbara County.