Wednesday, 19 September, 2018


Oprah Winfrey Shows Devastation From California Mudslide in Her Own Backyard

Rescue workers enter properties to look for missing persons after a mudslide in Montecito California Rescue workers enter properties to look for missing persons after a mudslide in Montecito California
Bennie Garza | 13 January, 2018, 05:39

Earlier this week, a storm pounded Santa Barbara County with heavy rains.

At one point on Tuesday, at least two dozen people were missing, but Brown said later in the day that it was not clear how many had been located.

In Santa Barbara County, a total of 100 homes were destroyed and 300 homes damaged by the mudslides, Eliason said, adding that eight commercial properties were also destroyed and 20 damaged.

This type of soil can not absorb water as easily, making the region more vulnerable to mudslides during heavy rains-such as the ones that dumped five inches of rain on parts of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties this week.

None of those killed have been publicly identified yet, with Santa Barbara's County Sheriff Bill Brown telling reporters: "We realise this is going to be a long and hard journey for all of us and our community".

Numerous locations hardest hit by the torrents had previously been devastated by the worst wildfire in California history, increasing worries about the possibility of mudslides in the freshly burned areas. Several roads are closed, including the major Highway 101.

A 14-year-old girl who was trapped for hours inside a California home destroyed by mudflows was safely pulled out of the rubble by firefighters Tuesday morning, according to KTLA.

Montecito is a wealthy enclave that is home to such celebrities as Oprah Winfrey, Rob Lowe and Ellen DeGeneres, said Santa Barbara County spokesman David Villalobos.

The December wildfires not only scorched away grass, shrubs and other vegetation that hold soil in place, but they also baked a waxy layer into the Earth that prevented the rains from being absorbed into the ground, Reuters explained.

Some local residents had to flee their homes due to the fires last month, and again this week because of the rain.

We started looking around and that is when we saw parts of roofs, and there was a body against our next door neighbour's auto.

"This is how deep the mud is", she said, as helicopter rotor blades could be heard in the background. "We think somewhere in the debris field".

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