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State’s Office of Emergency Services dedicates emergency resources to burn scars in preparation for heavy rain

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. – In anticipation of more rain storms, the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services has highlighted the Thomas, Alisal, and Cave burn scars as critical locations for emergency resources.

Santa Barbara County has dedicated an excavator, a loader and a road grader to mudslide prevention.

Without rooted plants to limit the impact of rain, these burn scars are at a higher risk for potential debris flows and mudslides.

At risk areas include near or downslope of a burn scar.

To learn more about higher risk areas, follow this link to an interactive flood map.

The most important way that the public can prepare is to have a plan if an evacuation order is given, click this link to learn others ways to prepare.

Article Topic Follows: Santa Barbara - South County
Burn scars
emergency preparedness
flood/mudslide risk
Santa Barbara

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