Saturday, 20 January, 2018

California mudslides sweep away auto in shocking video caught by firefighters

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Bennie Garza | 13 January, 2018, 01:03

A shocking video shot by California firefighters captured the full wrath of the California mudslides, showing a vehicle being swept away by the raging flows of mud and debris that have plagued the state this week. Later, a video of the auto was also posted on his Instagram account with the caption: "Barely made it out!"

The video opens on a shot of 700 block of Country Club Drive - a hilly street, buttressed by homes - that looks more like a swift-moving river of sludge. Apparently, a man named Desionne Franklin was trapped in the vehicle, doing everything he could to stop it.

As reported in the media, Desionne Franklin said, "My girlfriend was screaming at the top of her lungs: 'Go, go, go!" Franklin explained the scary experience. In this risky scenario, a man escaped a massive mudslide by racing his auto down a hill and counts himself as extremely lucky that he could manage to escape it unhurt, unharmed and alive. "The brakes didn't work".

With his girlfriend screaming at the top of her lungs, Franklin managed to get some traction and maneuver the auto to the bottom of the hill, where several other smashed-up vehicles had come to rest after similar journeys.

A resident looks into her car stranded by a mudslide

Before he got into the auto, Franklin says he had chose to call into work. In a video that's now gone viral you can see their Prius surfing down the mudslide. "I told my girlfriend, 'Hey, I don't know what's happening, but we've got to get ready to go'".

The mudslides that have ravaged Southern California this week have killed at least 17 people and at least 43 others have been reported missing. They began packing their things and shoveled about 2 to 4 feet of mud that was caked up in front of the driveway, Franklin said. Numerous mudslide deaths occurred in Montecito, an area that's home to celebrities such as Rob Lowe, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey.

It's hard to wrap your brain around the devastation that has befallen Santa Barbara County in California in the wake of the one-two punch of massive wildfires followed by rainfall that triggered widespread mudslides.

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