Utility Services Disrupted In Montecito In Wake Of Flooding, Mudslides

Jan 9, 2018

An estimated 30,000 people in Santa Barbara County are currently impacted by evacuation orders of some type related to this week's big storm.

Some 7,000 residents are in a mandatory evacuation area still, and some 23,000 are in the voluntary evacuation zone.

Even for people outside of the direct disaster zone, there are a number of issues related to basic utilities.

Power outages are affecting about 6,000 homes and businesses in Montecito. Natural gas service is also out to most parts of the community while repairs are being made to the distribution system. And, many areas of Montecito are without safe tap water or sewage service.