Death toll rises after searchers find body — California mudslides

Montecito mudslide MAP

Montecito mudslide MAP

Riskin Partners is devastated to learn of the passing of one Montecito's most beloved and respected residents, Rebecca Riskin, who tragically perished as a result of the floods and mudslides that occurred in the aftermath of the Thomas Fire.

Crews marked places where bodies were found, often far away from a home, and used that information to guess where other victims might have ended up as the surging mud carried or buried them. "The mud is acting like a candy shell on ice cream".

Santa Barbara County Fire Department spokesman Mike Eliason said: "We've got a window that's closing but we're still very optimistic we've got some time". He and Brainard became partners in 2014.

All the while, they braced as boulders, logs, and even cars crashed into the house.

The reports out of Santa Barbara County have been heartbreaking and frightening: people swept to their deaths by an avalanche of muck and runoff. Seventeen people dead, 28 injured, eight missing. But Victor Benitez lost one of his sons, 10-year-old Jonathan Benitez, and his wife, Fabiola, is missing.

"We have a 21st century problem we're trying to solve with 20th century technology", said Sen.

But when the earth began to move, it was too late.

Mr Johnson told the Santa Barbara Independent newspaper that the pair joined a fireman to dig the toddler out, before scooping mud out of her mouth.

Many were unaware of their peril. The rains began just after she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes and gave a speech that had many on social media suggesting she should run for president in 2020.

Then, a sign of hope.

More than 29,000 people are under the evacuation orders which could last for at least a week.

The amount of material that can be transported in a debris flow can be staggering.

Rob Lowe added: "Mourning the dead in our little town tonight. Montecito needs your love and support".

"Financially that's a burden", she said.

A man has captured the dramatic moment a flash flood hit his home in California as the state endured intense storms and mudslides.

Tuesday's mudslides in Santa Barbara County were the result of wildfires followed by a heavy storm that sent rivers of debris streaming down steep hillsides.

Marco Farrell, a real estate agent, cited "evacuation fatigue" as his reason not to leave - a decision he wouldn't make next time. Nearly 30 miles of the highway were shut down at point. The death toll is now at 20 people.

The mud quickly filled his home and mud could be seen splattered against his white walls. The mud flow went through the home and burst through a backdoor.

He said he regretted not forcing his elderly parents to evacuate.

"Who would've expected we have this devastation again with the mudslides, and so soon?" "You have to start accepting the reality of that".

The hills below which the luxury homes nestled had been stripped of the stabilizing groundcover by the massive brushfires that roared virtually unchecked through the same upscale neighborhood just four weeks ago. The muddy debris also lead to roads closing.

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