Winter Storms

The storms last month reminded us how important it is to be prepared in advance for winter storms. This is a good reminder to sign up for information from both Santa Barbara County and the City of Goleta.  Register for County emergency alerts at This is how you will be notified during an emergency.  If the emergency impacts Goleta, the City of Goleta will send emergency notifications through its email/text message notification system – sign up to receive our City emergency alerts here

We were fortunate that Goleta faired pretty well during the storms, but we did see some damage: flooding on streets, a small mudslide on Cathedral Oaks Road, downed trees, and a few small sinkholes that appeared.

“A huge thank you to our Goleta Public Works Team for its storm preparation, 24-hour service and quick work removing downed trees and clearing debris. I also want to thank the community for following safety orders and staying home and off the roads when asked”, said Mayor Perotte. 

We are so appreciative of the Goleta Public Works Team, Caltrans and our first responders for their hard work to keep our community safe before, during and after the storm.

Learn more about winter storm preparedness, including sandbag locations in Goleta, knowing your flood risk, and more, on the City website here.

Pictured: San Pedro Creek at Calle Real