Shuttles Set Up To Help People Get To Remembrance Event For 1/9 Debris Flow In Santa Barbara County

Jan 9, 2019

With people in Santa Barbara County tonight remembering the one year anniversary of the deadly and destructive 1/9 debris flow, shuttles have been set up to help what’s expected to be a large crowd reach the area.

The remembrance event begins at 6:30 p.m. in Montecito’s Lower Manning Park, which will be followed by a candlelight march to All-Saints-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church.

Parking near the park and church is limited, and will be restricted to those with disabled placards. Shuttles will be operating beginning at 5 p.m. from multiple locations.

Pickup spots include the Music Academy of the West, Westmont College, Coast Village Road at the Montecito Inn, Cold Spring School, the Santa Barbara Zoo, and St. Joseph’s Church in Carpinteria. 23 people died, and hundreds of homes were destroyed or damaged by the debris flow.

The Thomas Fire stripped nearby mountain slopes bare, and some heavy, concentrated rainfall triggered the debris flow.