Be Aware & Be Prepared

Aware & Prepare

The County of Santa Barbara recently implemented a new notification system through Aware and Prepare.  This system will allow you to get up-to-the-minute information about severe weather, road closures, and much more!

Your safety is our top concern – that’s why our Santa Barbara County Aware & Prepare Initiative wants to make sure you know about emergencies and incidents as they happen.

Santa Barbara County Initiative uses Aware & Prepare emergency notification system to make sure you know about issues that may affect your safety. This system allows Santa Barbara communities to contact thousands of residents in seconds so you can find out about an emergency right away.

Receive important messages from Santa Barbara County via email, phone, and much more!

How Does It Work?
The process begins when Santa Barbara communities’ issues a message about a potential safety hazard or concern. Next, Aware & Prepare sends a message through your primary contact path. If you don’t confirm receipt of the message, the system will try to reach your second contact path and continues trying to reach you until you confirm receipt.

The success of this service relies on YOU. Having your latest contact information is the only way to ensure that we can contact you in an emergency. Please sign up on the Aware & Prepare website: – it only takes about a minute to enroll!

Please note: The Aware and Prepare system is for notifications from Santa Barbara County.  Learn how to stay connected with the City of Goleta here.