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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Friday February 1st, 2019 :: 05:32 p.m. PST


Evacuations in advance of upcoming storm. Go to or here for details:

Mandatory Evacuations Areas

  • Matilija Canyon / Wheeler Springs / North Fork (extending along Oso Road) – Effective Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8:00PM
  • Ventura Beach RV Resort – Effective Friday, February 1, 2019 at 6:00PM

Voluntary Evacuations Areas

  • Homes along San Antonio Creek – Effective Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 6:00AM

Advisory Areas

Due to unpredictable circumstances, residents are advised to be aware of changing conditions and take immediate action to evacuate should the situation become unsafe.

  • South Coast of Ventura County/Community of Malibu

Road Closures

  • Soft Road Closure: Highway 33 from Fairview Road to the Lockwood Valley will close at 6:00PM in both directions

Evacuation Centers

  • Nordhoff High School will open Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8:00 PM

  • Updated 2/1/19 at 4:20 PM

    The National Weather Service is forecasting a significant storm system that will bring heavy rain and mountain snow with possible damaging winds to Ventura County beginning this evening, Friday, February 1, 2019 through Sunday, February 3, 2019 afternoon. A Flash Flood Watch was issued for portions of Ventura County with rainfall intensities expected from 0.5″ to 1.0″ per hour, with possible heavier intensities in the Los Padres National Forest. The potential exists for localized mud and debris flows in the Thomas, Hill and Woolsey burn areas. Significant flows are expected for the Ventura River, San Antonio Creek, Sespe Creek and Santa Clara River. Rainfall totals will be 1.5″ to 3.0″ for the coast and coastal hills, possible 5.0″ in the Santa Monica Mountains, and more than 7.0″ inches in the mountains north of Ojai. For additional forecast information please visit the National Weather Service online at



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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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Moderate - Possible threat to life or property
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Likely (p > ~50%)
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