Did the emergency alerts work?

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Many are questioning why much of the damage occurred within the Voluntary Evacuation Zones, and whether emergency alerts delivered to cell phones actually worked properly. Tom Fayram helped shape the county’s emergency plans — which includes evacuation zones and text alerts - and says those in voluntary evacuation zones should have known they were in serious threat.



  • Tom Fayram - deputy director of Santa Barbara County’s water resources and flood control district


Kathryn Barnes