Wild swings occur in numbers of California mudslide missing

U.S. Highway 101 at the Olive Mill Road overpass is flooded with runoff water from Montecito Creek in Montecito

Mud fills the interior of a auto destroyed in a rain-driven mudslide in a neighborhood under mandatory evacuation in Burbank. Winfrey ran into some members of the Venture City Fire Department while on her walk, and the audience applauded as one of them described the area and said that they are still searching for victims.

Mudflows washed out a almost 30-mile stretch of the 101 Freeway between Santa Barbara and Ventura, and also prompted evacuations in parts of Burbank and Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Cal Fire search and rescue crews used their hands to get free as they trudged through the mud, looking for survivors.


Santa Rosa Assistant Fire Marshal Paul Lowenthal says no major problems have been reported in the hillsides communities hardest hit by wildfires in October where heavy rain brought the risk of mudslides.

A semi-tractor trailer sits stuck in mud on U.S. Highway 101, in Montecito.

Santa Barbara County said at least eight people are still thought to be missing following the disaster.

The rain had all but vanished by Tuesday evening, but the threat of additional mudslides remained.

Some people are still unaccounted for, and the death toll is expected to climb, Danielle Karson reports for NPR.

Although O'Dea's house was spared, his celebrity neighbours Oprah Winfrey and Jeff Bridges had their own brushes with disaster. Kelly Weimer, whose parents were killed when their Montecito home was swept away by flash floods, said they "were in a voluntary evacuation area so they figured they were OK".

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Cantin's 14-year-old daughter, Lauren, was rescued by firefighters this week after being trapped for hours. He later wrote on Facebook that he and his family had survived the dramatic incident, posting: "We are alive".

Marco Farrell, recorded the deluge of brown, muddy water come crashing past his home, dragging debris from destroyed houses and cars with it.

One of the crew's rescue swimmers Erin Custer told Fox 5: "The first floor of their house was about three, four feet (90-120cm) of mud, so they were having to wade through".

"The mud was unleashed in the dead of night by flash flooding in the steep, fire-scarred Santa Ynez Mountains". Soil scorched by fire is less able to absorb water.

"I work in LA, but I consider Montecito my home".

The two must now decide what their next move will be and how to keep up with their daily lives.

"In daylight, Tighe was shocked to see a body pinned by muck against his neighbor's home".

Torrential rain triggered a series of catastrophic mudslides in the Montecito area of Santa Barbara on Tuesday morning, reducing buildings to rubble and killing at least 18 people.

The storm is now over, and weather is no longer interfering with rescue efforts, authorities say.


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