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Evacuation orders, warnings issued for some parts of Tri-Counties because of latest storm

Lance Orozco

The major storm hitting the Tri-Counties has prompted some evacuation warnings and advisories because of the threat of flooding and mud flows.

In Ventura County, there's an evacuation order for the Matilija Canyon/North Fork/Camino Cielo area. That's an area where there have been flooding issues with evacuations, and even helicopter rescues in the past.

There are warnings for the Creek Road/Old Creek Road areas near Ojai, as well as for the Foster Park area.

And an advisory has been issued for the La Conchita area. That's where a 2005 landside occurred during heavy rainfall killed 10 people and destroyed or damaged more than 30 homes.

Ventura County and the American Red Cross have already set up an evacuation center at the Ventura College gym.

In Santa Barbara County, evacuation orders have been issued for people who live near the Thomas, Cave, and Alisal burn areas.

It also includes properties near Sycamore Creek from Stanwood Drive down to Ninos Drive in Santa Barbara.

There are about 600 homes impacted by evacuation orders in Santa Barbara County, including 355 in the Montecito area.

All state beaches in Santa Barbara County have been closed as a result of the storm. In Santa Barbara County, an evacuation center has been set up at the Santa Barbara City College Wake Campus, on the 300 block of North Turnpike Road in Santa Barbara.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.