This weekend marks a tough anniversary in Santa Barbara County. January 9th marks three years since the Montecito debris flow tore through the community. It will be commemorated with a ceremony Saturday night.
23 people died, more than 160 were injured, and hundreds of homes were destroyed or damaged by the torrent of mud, boulders, debris, and water.
Because of the pandemic, the remembrance event will take place online.
Montecito firefighters will light candles for each of the 23 victims, churches and schools in the community will ring their bells 23 times, and a spotlight will be turned on as a symbol of the community’s unity.
You can find a link to the 6:30 p.m. ceremony at: https://bit.ly/3hTOCU5