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Classes held remotely at UC Santa Cruz, canceled at Santa Barbara due to storm

The University of California, Santa Barbara canceled all classes Monday and Tuesday because of a severe storm that has caused flooding in the area and prompted evacuation orders for some parts of Santa Barbara County.

“Due to the extreme rain and weather conditions in the area, and to prioritize community safety, classes are canceled for the remainder of Monday through Tuesday. Please be safe and take good care during this challenging weather,” the campus said in a statement posted to Twitter on Monday.

UC Santa Cruz, meanwhile, held all classes remotely Monday and will do so again on Tuesday. The campus plans to decide by 3 p.m. Tuesday whether to continue remote instruction on Wednesday.

“We are continuing to prioritize our community’s safety during this severe storm and will resume in-person instruction as soon as conditions permit. We appreciate your patience and flexibility,” Chancellor Cynthia Larive said in a statement Tuesday.