Winter Storm Preparedness

With the warm weather outside, it’s tough to think about the possibility of upcoming winter storms. However, the City wants to make sure our residents are planning ahead. Do you have flood insurance? Is your emergency kit ready to go? Do you know where in the City you can pick up free sandbags? Click here to find out the answer to those questions and more.

If you are not already signed up to receive emergency alerts from the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management, we encourage you to do so at

The City provides emergency information, but the alerts are sent by the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management, Santa Barbara County Fire or the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office. Sign up here to receive email and/or text messages with emergency information from the City of Goleta. We also post information on Facebook and Twitter which feed to our website. In rare instances, we send recorded phone messages. To register for Goleta emergency information via phone call, please email or call 805-961-7508 and provide your phone number (specifying if it is a landline or cell phone) and address, as well as your preferred language (English or Spanish).