Tag archives: emergency management

Rob Lewin to Leave Post
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 14, 2019

Rob Lewin, Director of the Office of Emergency Management, will be leaving his post in early May to start the next chapter of his career: the creation of a private consulting practice to assist local communities in disaster preparedness and planning.  Lewin, who has been with the Office of Emergency Management since 2015, is committed […]

Revised Evacuation Map
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 29, 2018

On Monday, December 3, the County Office of Emergency Management is set to release a revised Debris Flow Risk Map, which includes revisions to current evacuation zones. The release of the map will be followed by three community meetings in Montecito and Carpinteria in the coming weeks.    The County released the current Debris Flow […]

Storm Readiness Meeting
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 1, 2018

On October 25, more than 100 Montecito residents attended a community meeting at Montecito Union School regarding storm readiness, hosted by the County of Santa Barbara and the Montecito Association. “We’re bracing ourselves for another post-fire winter season, and the most effective defense we have is to work together as a community,” said director of […]

New Evacuation Maps & Plans
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   February 15, 2018

Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management held both a press conference and a community meeting on February 8, to unveil a new interactive map and revised evacuation plans for future storms, nearly one month after 21 people were killed – two others remain missing – in the mud flow event of January 9. “This […]

Moving Forward
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   February 1, 2018

Last week, thousands of displaced Montecito residents were allowed to go back to their homes, after being mandatorily evacuated for more than two weeks following the mudflow event on January 9. The majority of Montecito residents and business owners are slowly getting back to their day-to-day routine, as others have spent the last week removing […]