Santa Barbara County officials issue pre-evacuation advisory ahead of rain

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Officials in Santa Barbara County are trying to get ahead of the storms. (KABC)

Officials in Santa Barbara County are trying to get ahead of the storms.

A pre-evacuation advisory has been issued for the Sherpa, Whittier, Thomas, and Alamo Fire burn areas. Anyone living in these areas should prepare for the possibility of an evacuation Monday night.

The chance of thunderstorms could cause debris flows and flooding.

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