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Recent burn areas could see flooding during week's storms on Central Coast

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A series of storms are hitting the Central Coast this week, which means we could see flooding.

The National Weather Service said Central Coast residents, especially those near recently burned areas, should prepare for those potential floods. 

Local agencies and the Weather Service are collaborating to monitor those areas burned by summer and recent fires.  

Ron Alsop, Emergency Services Manager with the San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services, said areas like those affected by the Cuesta and Park Hill fires could see flash flooding.

"There's going to be some low-lying flooding, possible debris flows, but no major flooding," said Alsop. "Nonetheless, in San Luis Obispo County and Northern Santa Barbara County, it doesn't take much rain to have localized flooding and also, of course, with the tree mortality because of the drought, the number of trees is going to come down. The Weather Service is warning of possible tree damage after Tuesday's rains."

Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties are providing sand for bagging, as well as many cities this week.

In almost all cases, residents need to provide their own bags.


Santa Barbara City

City of Santa Barbara Corporate Annex Yard, 401 East Yanonali Street

Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara Flood Control Shop, 4568 Calle Real, Santa Barbara

Santa Maria Flood Control Shop, 912 West Foster Road, Santa Maria

Santa Barbara Fire Station #31, 168 W Hwy 246, Buellton

More information on Santa Barbara County's storm preparedness here.

San Luis Obispo City

City Corporation Yard parking lot, 25 Prado Road

Laguna Lake Golf Course parking lot, 11175 Los Osos Valley Road

Santa Rosa Park parking lot, 190 Santa Rosa Street

Sinsheimer Park parking lot, 900 Southwood Drive

More on City of San Luis Obispo storm preparedness here

San Luis Obispo County

Avila Beach: Next to CSD Office, 191 San Miguel St, Avila Beach

Heritage Ranch: Cal Fire Station 33, 4820 Heritage Rd, Paso Robles

Los Osos: Water District Yard, 953 El Moro, Los Osos; Cal Fire Station 15 - South Bay Fire Station* (2315 Bayview Heights Dr, Los Osos) *does have bags for sale at-cost 

Nipomo: 148 S. Wilson Street, Nipomo

San Miguel: San Miguel Fire Station, 1150 Mission St, San Miguel

San Simeon: Wastewater Treatment Plant, 9245 Balboa Ave., San Simeon

Templeton: NW corner of Old County Road and 6th St.

Oceano: 22nd St at Silver Spur Place 

Santa Margarita: 22685 El Camino Real St (Near Maria Ave.)

Cambria: Fire Station, 2850 Burton Dr, Cambria; Lampton Park (Lampton St./Windsor Blvd.); Shamel Park (Windsor Blvd./Pembrook Dr.)

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