INCIDENT SUMMARY

There are currently no active incidents.

 

EVACUATIONS

Evacuation Warnings:

  • Select residents in the area of Ojai-Santa Paula Road (Highway 150) and Bridge Road due to a debris flow from the February 19-20 storms. 
  • Matilija Canyon / North Fork / Camino Cielo – residents due to damage to roadway caused by the February 3-6 storms.

For a detailed map of all evacuation areas, please visit the Realtime Incident Dashboard

COMMUNITY OF LA CONCHITA

Over the past 30 days, La Conchita received 11.52” of rain. Cumulative rainfall totals contribute to saturation and the potential for debris flow and land movement. The following historical triggers in the La Conchita area help to serve as indicators of a potential geological event:

  • 15” of rainfall within a 30-day period.
  • 8” of rainfall within a 14-day period.
  • ≥ 1” of rainfall in an hour. This threshold is not unique to La Conchita and may trigger flooding, landslides or debris flows at any location.

On February 19, 2024, a small slope failure contained within the 1995 landslide scar was observed. This failure was inspected by Ventura County Public Works staff and determined not to be a risk to the community. However, this failure does serve as a reminder that the La Conchita community remains vulnerable to hazardous geologic conditions that intensify during wet weather. Due to the complex nature of the hazards present in the Community of La Conchita, public safety personnel have no way to predict if or when a failure of the hillside may occur. Because of this, residents should not wait for local authorities to issue evacuation warnings or orders before leaving the area. For more information on La Conchita, please visit our La Conchita Information Page.

Residents with disability, access or functional needs should take extra precaution in preparing to evacuate the area before conditions worsen. If you require assistance evacuating  please call the Ventura County Sheriff’s Dispatch at (805) 654-9511.

Ventura County Sheriff’s Emergency Services is collecting data on damaged property following the recent storms. This information is then shared with Cal OES and FEMA to assist with qualifying Ventura County as a disaster area. If your property suffered damage during the recent storms, please submit a damage report by clicking on the button below. 

ROAD CLOSURES

Highway 150, from Santa Paula to Ojai

  • On 2/19/2024, a slope failure occurred in the vicinity of mile marker 31.4 near Bridge Road, resulting in the closure of Highway 150 in both directions. Caltrans crews are actively working to remediate the slide, but the road is expected to remain impassable for several weeks. 

All Other Road Closures


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