Dozens Dead, Injured In Montecito

Oprah Winfrey's home damaged by deadly California mudslides

Santa Barbara County authorities said Thursday afternoon up to 43 people are missing as a result of the mudslides this week in the Montecito area. Much of the affected area is land scorched by the massive Thomas fire last month, where there is no vegetation to soak up the excess water.

About 100 homes have been destroyed and 300 others damaged in Montecito, a community known for its multimillion-dollar properties.

The Santa Barbara County sheriff said emergency dispatchers received about 600 calls immediately after the rains began early Tuesday.

Pitney said many rescues were still happening Wednesday and Thursday, but most if not all were of people who were safe but just wanted to get out of the area. Around 7,000 residents above Montecito closer to the fire zone were the focus of the evacuation order, reported the Los Angeles Times. Local personnel and the U.S. Coast Guard are reportedly now running rescue operations to find missing and trapped people.

Small creeks turned into raging rivers ripping off the sides of homes and wiping others completely from their foundation.

U.S. 101 Freeway at the Olive Mill Road overpass flooded with runoff water from Montecito Creek and blocked with mudflow and debris following heavy rains in Montecito, Calif., Jan. 9, 2018.

The mud flow also prompted the closure of the 101 Freeway.

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"Recent burn areas will be especially vulnerable where unsafe mud and debris flows are possible", said the National Weather Service in a statement.

Flash flood warnings were canceled in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties by 4 pm Pacific time.

"We don't know where it came from, but we got it out, got the mud out of its mouth", he told the station.

Rescue crews continued to sludge through mud and debris Friday to search for missing people in Montecito after a deadly storm and flooding tore through Santa Barbara County. Rain fell at more than 1.5 inches per hour, according to CNN, causing a series of horrific mudslides that uprooted trees, washed cars right off the road, and left homes utterly destroyed.

Actor Rob Lowe, who also has a home in Montecito, wrote on Twitter he was "mourning the dead in our little town tonight" and previously posting he was under mandatory evacuation.

Experts anxious about mudslides in the aftermath of the Thomas fire, which incinerated more than 280,000 acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

Boulders the size of small cars were rolling down hillsides and blocking roads, reports BBC News Los Angeles correspondent James Cook.


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