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Storm brings up to 7" of rain to parts of Central, South Coasts but no major debris flow issues reported

KCLU News Photo by John Palminteri
The Monday/Tuesday storm which hit the Central and South Coasts caused some minor street flooding in Montecito.

Alisal brush fire burn area weathers storm without serious problems being reported.

A strong storm brought heavy rainfall to the Central and South Coasts, but no major debris flow or flooding issues have been reported.

The storm dumped up to 7" of rain in parts of the region.

San Marcos Pass in Santa Barbara County had the most rain reported, with 7". Gibraltar Peak above Montecito had 6", and Old Man Mountain in Ventura County had 5.2".

There was concern about the potential for debris flows in the Alisal brush fire burn area on the Gaviota Coast. Santa Barbara County issued an evacuation order for the area. The Gaviota Coast had 2.1" of rain, and Refugio Pass 5.27", but no major debris flow issues have been reported.

Some localized street flooding has been reported.

Some preliminary rainfall totals for the region include 3" in Solvang, 2.1" in Santa Barbara, 1" in Ventura, and 1.5" in Santa Paula.

The rainfall is expected to taper off through the day Tuesday, as the storm pushes south. Another storm system is expected to hit the region Thursday, but meteorologists say it appears to be a much smaller one.