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Santa Barbara coast evacuations cancelled

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As of 9:00 a.m. Friday morning, county emergency officials have lifted the mandatory evacuation orders for the Santa Barbara coastal areas; residents are free to return home. The storm has passed with no major damage reported. 

The rainstorm Thursday night and Friday morning caused only minor flooding along SR 192 and Romano Canyon Road. A section of Highway 33 is closed Friday until 6 p.m. due to sliding. 

"Emergency Operations partners will be analyzing the evacuation process and thresholds for this event," said county officials. "Emergency Operations will use this information to make decisions for future rain events."

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