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Santa Barbara County Campground Hit By Flooding; Two Dozen People Evacuated

A private campground on the South Coast was hit by flash flooding which washed away more than a dozen vehicles, and displaced some cabins Friday morning. A creek which flows through the El Capitan Canyon campground overflowed. No one was hurt, but Santa Barbara County firefighters had to use special vehicles to rescue more than 20 people stranded in the upper campground area. At least five cabins were swept off their foundations. The campground is near Gaviota, and just north of Highway 101...

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Besides the major Gaviota flooding, the storm caused minor slides, street flooding, and a few evacuations in some other Central and South Coast communities.

In Santa Barbara, some mudslides on hills behind apartment complexes on Broadmoor Plaza, and Richland Drive prompted precautionary evacuations of some apartments. No one was hurt, and the damage was reported to be minor.

You know it was raining hard Thursday, and Friday on the Central and South Coasts.

But, exactly how wet was it?

The two day rainfall totals ranged from just over an inch, to more than three inches in a number of parts of the region. In Ventura County, Ventura had 1.9” of rain, Oxnard had 2.6”, Ojai 2.6”, and Simi Valley 1.8”.

In Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara had 3.5” of rain, Carpinteria 2.1”, Santa Ynez 1.75”, and Lompoc 2.3”

It was the story which captured the imagination of kids and adults, and now may help foster the understanding of what it’s like to live with a disability.

A little Humboldt penguin born at the Santa Barbara Zoo had a birth defect. Lucky the Penguin’s right foot didn’t develop normally, and he had trouble walking, and swimming. The zoo teamed up with locally based shoemaker Teva to come up with a custom-made penguin shoe, which has allowed Lucky to lead a normal life.

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)

A private campground on the South Coast was hit by flash flooding which washed away more than a dozen vehicles, and displaced some cabins Friday morning.

A creek which flows through the El Capitan Canyon campground overflowed. No one was hurt, but Santa Barbara County firefighters had to use special vehicles to rescue more than 20 people stranded in the upper campground area.  At least five cabins were swept off their foundations.  The campground is  near Gaviota, and just north of Highway 101 between the highway and the Santa Ynez Mountains.

A house fire on the Central Coast has turned out to be a fatal one.

Someone noticed smoke coming out of a mobile home on the 1000 block of Stephanie Drive in San Luis Obispo just after 11 Thursday night. They called 911. Firefighters battling the blaze found an unconscious woman in the home, and efforts to revive her were unsuccessful.

The name of the woman hasn’t been released yet. There’s no word yet on the cause of the fire.

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Besides the major Gaviota flooding, the storm caused minor slides, street flooding, and a few evacuations in some other Central and South Coast communities.

In Santa Barbara, some mudslides on hills behind apartment complexes on Broadmoor Plaza, and Richland Drive prompted precautionary evacuations of some apartments. No one was hurt, and the damage was reported to be minor.

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