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Actor Jeff Bridges recounted in an interview what it felt like when he first heard mud and debris sliding past his Montecito home in the early hours of Jan. 9. "The house started to shake, like an earthquake," Bridges told the California Office of Emergency Services in a video posted to the agency's facebook ...
The death toll increased to 21 Saturday morning after search crews recovered the body of 28-year-old Faviola Benitez Calderon. Benitez Calderon is the fourth member of her family confirmed to have died in the mudslide, caused by heavy rain on hillsides destabilized by the Thomas fire, the largest in state ...

MONTICETO, Calif. - The portion of the 101 Freeway in Santa Barbara County that was blocked for two weeks by debris and soil left by an onslaught of deadly mudslides has finally reopened, Caltrans officials said in a tweet Sunday. That section of the freeway is a major route for commuters traveling up ...
District Attorney Joyce Dudley is warning Santa Barbara County residents about fraudulent Federal Emergency Management Agency applications by identity thieves taking advantage of recent mudslide and wildfire victims. Dudley said district attorney's offices in Napa and Sonoma counties received ...
The thick mud posed a serious challenge to rescue and recovery crews as they searched for survivors. Even from the air, the mudslides created a difficult search. "We couldn't make out what we were looking at because everything was a sheet of mud," Rich said. The laidback and lucrative town of Montecito ...

Nearly a third of those killed in the 9 January mudslides were from immigrant families working in service jobs in the largely white and retired Pacific coast town of 9,000. Many of these families are from developing countries seizing the opportunities provided by the area's wealth to make a better life for their ...
The body of a missing mother was found in Montecito on Saturday, which has brought the death toll in the mudslides to 21 people. The body of 28-year-old Faviola Benitez Calderon was recovered at about 10 a.m. Saturday by a human remains detection dog. The 21st mudslide victim's body was found on ...
A three-story home in Malibu, California, was seen teetering near the top of a canyon following recent mudslides. Photos and video showed the foundation of a multimillion-dollar home crumbling, as its retaining wall had partially collapsed. "We did find a good amount of water there," Los Angeles County ...
8 beaches closed in Santa Barbara County following mudslides. Posted: Jan 18, 2018 ... Several beaches have been closed since the mudslides on Jan. 9. ... They also ask that people respect a buffer zone of 400 feet on both sides of the mudslide sediment that is being placed on the beach. That area is ...
("Another lesson from Montecito -- even in semi-arid Southern California, we need flood insurance," Opinion, Jan. 15). California courts have struck down policy provisions that exclude recovery for floods and mudslides, as long as they were set in motion by a fire. The leading case on this topic is Howell vs.
Rob Lowe opened up about the deep "sadness" he feels following the deadly mudslides in his hometown of Montecito, California. Appearing on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" airing today, the 53-year-old actor confessed, "It's been a really difficult week. The sadness ... I can't kind of get beyond it.".
MONTECITO - More than a week after mudslides killed 20 people in Montecito, California, three people are still missing. More than ... The mudslide was so large it, changed the elevation in some neighborhoods by as much as six feet. ... Debris is still being cleared out after mudslides hit Southern California.
A group of Southern California homeowners charge that the rupture of a water main during last week's mudslide released as much as 10 million gallons ... 9 set the stage for catastrophic flooding and subsequent mudslides, which damaged hundreds of homes and killed at least 20 people, according to the ...
The mudslides demolished homes and left roads impassable. Now, what had been a search-and-rescue operation authorities is a search-and-recovery undertaking. The crews probably won't be hampered by bad weather most of this week. The first chance of rain will come Thursday night to Friday and it is ...
MONTECITO (CBSLA/AP) - Twenty people are dead and four remain missing Monday - including a 2-year-old girl -- following last week's devastating mudslide in the wealthy Santa Barbara County enclave of Montecito. The missing people are identified as 2-year-old Lydia Sutthithepa, 17-year-old John ...
She says of the 24 people who lived along her shared driveway on East Valley Road, 11 people died in the mudslides. Fighting back tears, Mary Beth Myers is remembering the people that were a part of her daily life, the families she can no longer say "good morning" to. "So grateful to still be alive and I ...

Nearly a week after horrific mudslides hit California's Central Coast and killed at least 20 people, President Trump sent his condolences to those affected in his first public statement on the disaster. The two-sentence statement was released by the White House Press Secretary on Monday. "The President ...
A young father became the latest known victim of the California mudslides as his body was found after those of two other members of his family, his 6-year-old son and his father-in-law. The man's 2-year-old daughter is meanwhile still missing.
How to help the victims of the California mudslides. US 101, a major freeway connecting Northern and Southern California, remains closed. It's not clear when the highway -- which officials had said would reopen on Monday -- will be cleared for travel. The exact timing of the freeway's reopening is unknown, ...
The 18 victims identified in the Montecito mudslides were children and retirees, immigrants and longtime residents, united by the mud and debris that crashed through their neighborhood Tuesday. Santa Barbara officials have cautioned that the death toll could still rise. Five people remained missing as of ...
This undated photo provided by Gina Conte, shows Rebecca Riskin. Riskin, the founder of Riskin Partners, was among those killed in this week's deadly Montecito, Calif., mudslides. Her company confirmed her death in a statement posted Wednesday night, Jan. 10, 2018, on facebook. (Gina Conte via ...
Crews pump mud on Highway 101 after a mudslide Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Montecito, Calif. Most of the people of Montecito, a town usually known for its serenity and luxury, were under orders to stay out of town as gas and power were expected to be shut off Saturday for repairs. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose ...
The United Way in Santa Barbara and Ventura is also supporting the victims of the mudslides, according to the Santa Barbara Independent. The organization began to fundraise in the early days of December's fire and has received about $2.7 million. They have distributed $500 prepaid credit cards to about ...
The most recent disaster here in California of course is the heavy rain that has led to mudslides. Rescuers in Santa Barbara County are still trying to find people who are trapped in the mud and debris. Rita Bourbon was at her house in Montecito when the rain started on Monday night. She says at first it ...
Franklin D. Roosevelt was one of the United States's more quotable presidents. But one of his best is all too easily forgotten. In a letter to the governors of what was then just 48 states, Roosevelt wrote, "A nation that destroys its soil destroys itself." Before Roosevelt ushered in the atomic era, he was a tree-loving, ...
Marilyn Ramos was asleep in bed with her 3-year-old daughter, Kaelly Benitez, when the deadly mudslide came crashing through their Montecito .... her and never will again," her daughter-in-law Sarah Gower wrote on facebook after authorities confirmed Gower was one of 18 people killed by mudslides.
California mudslide devastation seen in satellite photos ... Satellite images released by DigitalGlobe today show areas of Montecito, California, before and after the area was hit by heavy rainfall and deadly mudslides. ... Seventeen people have died in the mudslides and many more are feared missing.
... been many miraculous stories of people lasting many days. We certainly are searching for a miracle right now," Brown said Thursday. "But realistically we suspect that we are going to continue to have discovery of people who were killed in this incident." How to help the victims of the California mudslides ...
On the fourth day of search for victims of the Southern California mudslides, the death toll has increased. The Santa Barbara sheriff's office reports that an 87-year-old victim was located in his Montecito, Calif. home, bringing the total number of casualties from to 18. At least 7 people, including a 2-year-old, ...
"We've never had to go through mud like that," said Matthew Kirk, Stella's handler of eight years, of the mudslides. "It's definitely very challenging." Conditions in Montecito were entirely new for the San Diego team. "I haven't been on anything like this in California before," said Brainard, who has had Decker ...
Shaking in her Subaru with her sick son by her side, a terrified Maria Ise could see in her rearview mirror the massive fire caused by a gas explosion devour her California neighborhood. Up ahead, the road was littered with uprooted trees, boulders and mud. They were dumped there by the torrential rains ...
GoFundMe set up for family of 14-year-old girl rescued from Montecito mudslide ... A GoFundMe has been set up for the family of the rescued a 14-year-old girl who was trapped for several hours inside her destroyed home after the mudslides and flooding that devastated Montecito earlier this week. The girl ...
We're learning more about the 17 people killed in the Southern California mudslides. The victims who died during the storm and mudflows early Tuesday range in age from 3 to 89. ... Then the mudslide hit. "The floor, felt like it had no support at all, it was rolling underneath me," Barajas said. "The walls just ...
A 3-year-old girl and multiple other children were among the 17 victims of a deadly mud slide in California, according to a list released by authorities. Torrential rain sent an avalanche of debris and water surging down a hillside that had been stripped bare by recent wildfires, tearing houses from their ...
Five people are missing after the Montecito mudslides as of Friday morning, according to an incident update from responding agencies. Thursday evening, officials said as many as 43 people were reported missing. The number will continue to "fluctuate significantly" as the Sheriff's Office investigates each ...
Los Angeles -- For more than two weeks last month, Josie Gower shuffled between her friends' spare bedrooms and couches while her own home in Montecito, Calif., was under evacuation orders because of the devastating Thomas Fire. So on Monday evening, she told her adult children she was ...
Charles Crail lives in a part of Montecito that was under a voluntary evacuation order, and he was at home when the mudslides happened. He tells Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd the mudslide looked like "a tributary of the Mississippi River" as cars and homes swept up in the debris roared by. "I've lived there ...
Updated at 8:11 p.m. ET. Officials have released the identities of 17 people killed in Tuesday's Santa Barbara, Calif., mudslides, as workers continue search and rescue efforts for victims caught in the deluge that swamped houses, crumpled cars and sent boulders careening through streets. The Santa ...
(CNN) Southern Californians can't get a break from nature. First, wildfires scorched a massive area northwest of Los Angeles. Now catastrophic mudslides have swallowed homes and killed at least 15 people. But a variety of unique factors have made this latest destruction especially calamitous.
Heavy rain wreaked havoc along Southland roads on Tuesday, triggering mudslides as well as multiple freeway closures during the morning commute. A big rig drove off the ... In Malibu, mudslides closed down a stretch of Topanga Canyon Boulevard between Pacific Coast Highway and Grand View Drive.
Californians Evacuated Out Of Fear Of mudslides Where Thomas Fire Scorched Land ... Thousands of Californians have been evacuated from the Santa Barbara area among fears of mudslides after heavy rains hit the hillsides denuded by the enormous Thomas fire. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email ...
LA Braces For Flooding, mudslides From Storm. [LA] LA Braces For Flooding, mudslides From Storm. A fast-moving storm expected to roll into Southern California this week is prompting mudslide and flooding worries for areas recently burned by fires. Rick Montanez reports for NBC4 News Jan. 6, 2018.
San Luis Obispo County is sending at least 40 emergency responders to Santa Barbara County to respond to a call for mutual aid issued by the California Office of Emergency Services to help with flood and mudslide response. The emergency responders are from the Sheriff's Office and other agencies, ...
... the looming threat of mudslides in areas ravaged by recent wildfires. Several road closures are in effect due to flooding and mandatory and voluntary evacuations are in place for several Los Angeles-area communities. Below is our map of the known road closures, mudslide areas, evacuation centers and ...
Santa Barbara, California, resident Jonathan Blinderman was jolted awake this morning after a night of pouring rain. He heard a loud noise coming from outside, so he sprung to his feet and peeked out the window. Cars were gliding on mud like metallic slalom Skiers down his backyard. The lawyer's Toyota ...
Damage: At least six homes have been "wiped away by mudflow and debris," an official said. Death toll in Santa Barbara County rises to 8. The death toll from a destructive storm in Southern California rose to eight, according to David Villalobos, spokesperson for Santa Barbara County. The fatalities were ...
Several roadways across Southern California were closed to traffic Tuesday as the region was inundated with its first major rainstorm of the year. Those residents living in areas the recently burned in last year's devastating wildfires were urged to use special caution amid the extreme conditions.
San Francisco -- Drenching rain sent mud roaring down the hillsides of Santa Barbara County on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, carrying houses off their foundations, snapping telephone poles and wrapping vehicles around trees, the authorities said. Hundreds of emergency workers, many of ...
floods, mudslides Worry for Residents Near Lilac Fire Damage. San Diego's first winter storm is forecast to hit next week. By Mackenzie Maynard. Published at 3:35 PM PST on Jan 7, 2018 | Updated at 3:39 PM PST on Jan 7, 2018 ...


 

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