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What's Happening, Updates & How You Can Help — Mudslides In California

Mud fills the interior of a car destroyed in a rain-driven mudslide in a neighborhood under mandatory evacuation in Burbank What's Happening, Updates & How You Can Help — Mudslides In California
Orlondo Matamoros | Enero 14, 2018, 18:30

They were working to comb through the list and narrow down those that were truly missing. I know that's not something that you actually worked on. She has been informed that she wouldn't have water or gas, but she still feels grateful. There are people who are missing family members.

Brown urged anyone in mandatory evacuation areas to leave immediately.

"It's as exhausting, frustrating and tedious as looking for a needle in a haystack", LAFD Battalion Chief Mark Akahoshi said, while hunched over a topographical map of surrounding terrain studded with ranches and mansions offering panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.

A further eight commercial buildings were destroyed while 20 others were damaged. In all, 18 canine teams trained at the Santa Paula-based National Disaster Search Dog Foundation were on the ground in Montecito this week. However, they were then forced to evacuate their home again on Sunday due to the mudslides.

Many were unaware of their peril.

It continued to smolder before a drenching Pacific storm hit bare hills and mountains this week, unleashing debris-laden flash floods that swept away homes and killed at least 17 people. "It's posing these kind of major problems". There are still four people reported missing.

Among the searchers were more than a dozen firefighters who climbed through rubble in the backyard of a mansion that had been torn apart.

You can also make a donation to the Direct Relief website. "Montecito needs your love and support". "But after the largest fire in California history, it's catastrophic, it's beyond recognizable".

Santa Barbara is a tourist magnet, attracting visitors to its famous beaches and trendy restaurants.

In updating the missing figure, Brown said that the precise number could fluctuate significantly. The fire started more than a month ago.

The 101, a key north-south route in California, was tentatively scheduled to reopen on Monday, but cleanup efforts have proved more difficult than expected, Santa Barbara City Fire Chief Pat McElroy said on Saturday.

'There was evacuation fatigue from the fire, ' Farrell said.

"We have to do whatever it takes", said Capt. Tom Henzgen, leader of a team from the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The number of confirmed fatalities remains at 17.

It's a long-term effect, too, which means Santa Barbara County will be prone to flooding and mudslides for years to come, potentially.

He was still shaken by his harrowing experience Tuesday with his pregnant wife and two young children as the violent gusher arrived with a deafening rumble. The mud flow went through the home and burst through a backdoor. He said his parents called 9-1-1, then waited.

Jennifer Ramos says the Benitez brothers and Victor Benitez's 2-year-old son is in the hospital with injuries.

The last embers were barely extinguished when the rains came. One of the people trying to find them is Captain Sara Rathbun.

"The mud and debris flow has completely isolated places like Santa Barbara", Jonathan Bastian of member station KCRW told NPR's Scott Simon.

Farrell runs back into his home and is heard talking to his mother about how the flood waters broke into their home, submerging their furniture and belongings in a layer of thick mud.