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Storm update

Posted Date: 2/02/24 (6:15 PM)

Good evening, Los Olivos families,

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown has shared with SBCEO that due to the expected impacts of an incoming heavy storm, he is recommending that schools close on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024. 
Sheriff Brown stated that the recommendation is based on the expected safety threats related to the forecasted storm, such as flash flooding, mudslides, roadway hazards, creek & river flooding and overflow, high seas, strong winds, downed trees, traffic delays, and other dangerous conditions.
A major storm with the potential to be a “life-threatening flooding situation” is predicted to arrive Saturday, February 3 and last through Wednesday, February 7, with the heaviest rains on Sunday and Monday. The storm is expected to bring 3-to-6 inches of rain countywide and 6-to-12 inches in the mountains and foothills, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). 
A NWS representative shared that a Flood Watch is now in effect for San Luis, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties, officially starting at 1 am on Sunday through 4 pm Tuesday.  Rain is expected to be particularly excessive for the southern region of Santa Barbara County, as indicated on this GRAPHIC
In addition, evacuation warnings have been issued for parts of Santa Barbara County. Read more HERE. A reminder that an evacuation warning is not an evacuation order.
OEM has launched a webpage in English and Spanish specific to this incident. Go to and click on the red banner at the top.
As always, the priority is to keep students, staff, and families safe. In the absence of an official order, decisions about school closures and reopenings, early dismissal, or other responses are made at the local level, and on a school-by-school basis. 

[Friday, Feb 2 at 4:26 PM]
Los Olivos School will be closed on Monday due to the incoming storm!