Your Mission Canyon Association is taking aggressive measures designed to reduce the consequences of the next Mission Canyon wildfire. We sponsor Evacuation Drills, Brush Clearance Days, Chipper Days, and secure funding for vegetation management clearance efforts throughout Mission Canyon. Will these efforts eliminate or reduce the risk of wildfire? The answer, unfortunately, is No.
But your personal efforts can make a difference between loss and survival. Maintaining a defensible space around your home, planning evacuation strategies, and working with your neighbors to create safer neighborhoods may make a vital difference to you and your loved ones, when the next fire comes through our Canyon.
- Webcam that constantly monitors the Mission Canyon Hills. With many eyes, maybe we can catch the next fire in a hurry.
- Click here to connect to a web site which will provide the most up-to-date information available on wild fires in the area. Please read the articles on preparing for evacuation and helping your neighbors. We need to be ready yet hope we do not have to leave again.
- Final Draft of the Mission Canyon Wildfire Protection Plan. (1.6MB)
- With the installation of our two new RAWS, San Marcos and Refugio, here are some websites that will give you access to the weather observations that are updated hourly.
ROMAN site (desktop website gives access to all US RAWS (click on the map to see region specific RAWS. Scroll to South Coast to see our local stations on the front country):
NWS Mobile site (open with a desktop) which gives direction in adding their sites to a smartphone:
The actual Mobile site (open with smart phone/tablet or a desk top):
And the Fire Weather Snooper site which color codes RAWS sites as they approach Red Flag conditions (also can be opened with a desk top or a smart phone/tablet):
Insurance claim processing help:
- CARe inc. Community Assisting Recovery George Kehrer 818-216-0123 carehelp.org
United Policy Holders Assistance in claim processing after a fire.
- Santa Barbara County Resources.
- SB County Cleanup Information
- Property Tax Relief Q & A's
- Red Cross Pamela Voge 687-1331 X107. 2707 State St. The Red Cross has much to offer anyone who is displaced. Please contact them.
Local Mental Health Providers:
- Psychologists have offered free assistance.
- Hosford Clinic at UCSB offers 3 free sessions.
- Santa Barbara Therapists Association offers help.
- Helping Children After a Wildfire: Tips for Parents and Teachers
- Register for property tax relief.
- California State Disaster Resources, CalEMA.
- Resources for Fire Damaged Landscape and Erosion Control.
- MCA has constituted a resolution conflict mediation process specifically to assist neighbors who have not been able to settle disagreements growing out of one or both neighbor's rebuilding plans, post Jesusita Fire. The service is completely voluntary; both parties need to agree to participate; and the results are non-binding. We hope that we can help resolve these conflicts quickly. Click here for Mediation Guide.