Parts of Santa Barbara ordered to evacuate before storm

Residents in parts of Santa Barbara Country are being urged to evacuate ahead of a winter storm expected to hit the area on Thursday.

The Sheriff's Office recommended that those living in parts of Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria to evacuate beginning at 8am on Wednesday. 

'This is giving them more than enough warning to begin to prepare,' Terri Nisich, a county spokeswoman told the LA Times.

'Those with access and functional needs, people that need more time leaving an area, [should] begin to move.'

Meteorologists predict that the storm will bring one-third to two-thirds of an inch of rain per hour at certain points through Friday, enough to potentially trigger another round of mud and debris flows near burn areas 

Residents in parts of Santa Barbara Country are being urged to evacuate ahead of a winter storm expected to hit the area Thursday (Pictured, the Cold Spring Debris Dam in Montecito completely cleaned out and ready for new storms

Residents in parts of Santa Barbara Country are being urged to evacuate ahead of a winter storm expected to hit the area Thursday (Pictured, the Cold Spring Debris Dam in Montecito completely cleaned out and ready for new storms

Meteorologists predict that the storm will bring one-third to two-thirds of an inch of rain per hour at certain points through Friday, as it moves from the north 

Meteorologists predict that the storm will bring one-third to two-thirds of an inch of rain per hour at certain points through Friday, as it moves from the north 

Crews were seen on working hurriedly on Wednesday to clear as much debris as possible ahead of the incoming rain.

Kathy Hoxsie, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard, told the LA Times that

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