Downed trees and power lines were reported across the South Coast Tuesday morning as a windy rainstorm pushed through the region.
Santa Barbara City College lost power at its Main Campus on Cliff Drive and encouraged employees to work from home if they could.
“Due to the power outage on the SBCC Main Campus and out of an abundance of caution for our students and employees, classes and all services on Main, Wake and Schott Campuses have been moved online including the Library and Student Services,” campus officials said Tuesday morning.
The college completely canceled classes during last week’s storm, which was announced in advance.
Santa Barbara police said there was a tree and power lines down on Loma Alta Drive near the SBCC campus, and the road was closed between Cliff Drive and Shoreline Drive as of 8:30 a.m.
Traffic signals were also out in the area due to the power outage, police said.
This week’s storm is expected to drop several inches of rain on Santa Barbara County, and the National Weather Service issued a flood watch through 5 p.m. Wednesday.
A wind advisory was also issued countywide, in effect through 11 p.m. Tuesday. Wind gusts up to 50 mph were forecast.
The South Coast has a high surf advisory in effect for Wednesday.
Emergency management officials did not announce evacuations for this storm.
Check the latest weather including weather-related hazards at the National Weather Service website here.
Track real-time rainfall amounts here.
The county’s readysbc.org website has emergency preparedness and response information, and links to sign up for alerts..
Visit the Caltrans Quickmap site for highway status and closure information here.
Visit the county’s Public Works website for local road conditions and closures here.
Click here for a list of sandbag filling stations.
Are you in a flood-prone area? Check FEMA’s flood risk maps for Santa Barbara County here. They include areas that flooded during the Jan. 9 storm, and some areas that are not near a river or creek.