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Storm Update Ventura County – Stay Clear of the Ventura River

Storm Update Ventura County – Stay Clear of the Ventura River

VC Fire Department is posting updates on their Twitter account. Mountains Recreations Conservation Authority Twitter account With torrents of rain hitting burn areas creating hazards from snapping trees, mudslides and stranding motorists, there will be major cleanup.  Keep informed  Twitter account and hopefully stay dry. Road Closures: Weather-related highway closures as of 1:30pm. These closures […]

Major California storm to unleash flooding rain, feet of mountain snow and strong winds this weekend

Major California storm to unleash flooding rain, feet of mountain snow and strong winds this weekend

By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist One of the most potent storms of the winter will trigger flooding rain, mudslides, heavy mountain snow, strong winds and difficult to dangerous travel in California and much of the West this weekend. Rain and mountain snow will spread slowly inland from late Friday to Saturday. Areas of rain and […]

California storm triggers crashes, fears in wildfire areas

California storm triggers crashes, fears in wildfire areas

By Paul Elias Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO Rain and snow falling across California have forced the closure of a major freeway, snarled commutes and triggered deadly wrecks on slick roads Wednesday as wildfire-ravished communities braced for dangerous mudslides and mountain residents faced a “potentially life-threatening” blizzard. A series of storms have hit this week, and the […]

Mudslides trap California drivers including rapper Soulja Boy, close major highway

Mudslides trap California drivers including rapper Soulja Boy, close major highway

A winter storm that brought heavy rain to Southern California wildfire burn areas unleashed flooding and mudslides on Saturday, trapping motorists, including rapper Soulja Boy, on a major highway. The California Department of Transportation District 7 said on Twitter that the Pacific Coast Highway will remain closed until Monday due to mudslides and flooding between Las Posas […]

Storm Preparedness: Free Sand and Sandbags Available for City of Ventura Residents

Storm Preparedness: Free Sand and Sandbags Available for City of Ventura Residents

Free sand and sandbags are available for City of Ventura residents (while supplies last) at the City of Ventura, Sanjon Maintenance Yard, 336 Sanjon Road in the public parking lot; residents should bring their own shovel. The National Weather Service anticipates that a moderate storm system is expected to bring rain and the potential for […]

California mudslide victims still dealing with insurance headaches

California mudslide victims still dealing with insurance headaches

By CARTER EVANS SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — It’s been a month since mudslides killed at least 20 people and destroyed more than a hundred homes on the California coast. Torrential rain washed out hillsides torched bare by a massive wildfire, and some insurance companies have been slow to connect the disasters and cover the victims. Beth Prinz had endured […]

Island Packers Shuttle Service Continues Daily from Ventura and Santa Barbara Harbors

Island Packers Shuttle Service Continues Daily from Ventura and Santa Barbara Harbors

Contact:  Island Packers – 805-642-1393 or book online special trips www.islandpackers.com. Advance reservations recommended What: Boat transportation aboard high-speed 64’catamarans between Ventura Harbor and Santa Barbara Harbor continues to be available. When: Effective Monday, January 15, 2018 Island Packers boat transportation departs from Ventura at 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and departs from Santa Barbara 10:00 […]

California: another body is recovered following devastating mudslides

California: another body is recovered following devastating mudslides

Hope of finding anyone else still alive following California’s devastating mudslides has all but disappeared as another body was recovered on Sunday. (Jan 14) The death toll has now reached 20 …

Many in Montecito ignored mudslide warnings until it was too late

Many in Montecito ignored mudslide warnings until it was too late

MONTECITO, Calif. — Connor McManigal was shaken awake by his father. Flash floods had forced Montecito Creek to erupt, sending torrents of muddy water barreling through the hillsides. The two scrambled to escape.

Death toll rises to 17 in Montecito; 100 homes destroyed by mudslides

Death toll rises to 17 in Montecito; 100 homes destroyed by mudslides

By James Queally, Melissa Etehad and Brittny Mejia The death toll from massive debris flows that buried homes and cars under a torrent of mud and boulders rose to 17 in Montecito, where local personnel and the U.S. Coast Guard continued rescue operations Wednesday afternoon. About 300 people who were stuck in their homes in Montecito’s Romero Canyon neighborhood […]

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