All Santa Barbara County residents are urged to sign up for Aware and Prepare alerts from the County at ReadySBC.org by clicking on the red “Register for Alerts” button. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Services will alert the public any time an urgent action in needed. It is imperative the County has a way to reach you in order to alert you. The ReadySBC.org website also has lots of great resources including maps, storm preparedness and health & safety tips. In addition to signing up for County emergency alerts, the City of Goleta also encourages you to:
- Sign up for Goleta emergency information at https://tinyurl.com/goletaemergency.
- Make an evacuation plan.
- Have a battery-powered radio ready to listen to local radio stations if the power goes out. Click here for a list of Radio Ready local radio stations.
- Be familiar with 2-1-1. Santa Barbara County’s 2-1-1 Helpline is the first point-of-access to all community services, including emergency information. A live person is available to answer questions 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, and in multiple languages.
- Finally, know your neighbors and look out for each other. Share verified information from trusted resources.