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Storm Creates Some Street Flooding On South Coast

(Photo by John Palminteri)
Heavy rainfall caused some street flooding in Santa Barbara Christmas night

A storm moving throught the Central and South Coasts created some heavy rainfall Wednesday night, causing some localized street flooding.

The rainfall prompted a Flash Flood Warning from around 7:15 to 8:45 for the Santa Barbara, Montecito, and Carpinteria areas.  No evacuations were ordered, but people were cautioned to stay out of flood prone areas.

The heaviest rainfall for the region is expected overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning.  One to two inches of rain is predicted for coastal and inland areas, with up to four inches in mountains before the storm clears late Thursday.

Authorities are keeping a close eye on the region's brush fire burn areas for possible problems.

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.