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Window closing' for California mudslide searchers as death toll rises to 18

14 Enero 2018, 01:21 | Gervasio Siguenza

UPDATE: Rescues start as mud threatens California areas

Santa Barbara County Fire Search Dog Reilly looks for victims in damaged and destroyed homes in Montecito

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said residents who had stayed behind or tried to check on damage in neighborhoods where homes were leveled and car-size boulders and trees blocked roads and littered properties were hindering the recovery effort.

The largest in California state history, the blaze forced thousands of people to evacuate and destroyed a staggering 1,063 structures - including more than 750 homes. "There's been plenty of cases where they've found people a week after", Santa Barbara County Fire Department spokesman Mike Eliason said.

Numerous same rescuers who fought the Thomas fire in Santa Barbara County are now frantically combing the area for survivors of the mudslide. Four of the injured were reported in severely critical condition.

The SDFD California Task Force 8 canine search and rescue mission ready package team was scheduled to depart Wednesday at 3 p.m.

"We have a yard to redo and hopefully our insurance will help out with that, but the people across from me, newer homes, gone", Garrett Speirs, a 54-year-old artist who has been living in Montecito for 20 years, said.

Winfrey's home survived the mudslides.

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres shared a picture of the devastation in her neighbourhood.

"While every hour it remains less likely we'll find anyone alive, there remains hope", he said at a news conference.

La Conchita - Santa Barbara Avenue to surfside Street.

"She was in the house and was swept away", said Renee Grub, a friend of Ms Riskin.

"I thought I was dead for a minute", the dazed girl, covered in mud, told firefighters before she was taken away in an ambulance.

The torrent arrived suddenly and with a thunderous sound.

One piece of video from Tuesday shows a vehicle being carried along a curvy, downward-sloping street, engulfed by mud on all sides.

"All of the neighbors' homes are gutted", she said. He wasn't sure who it was.

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.

The number of missing has fluctuated but stands at seven.

Winfrey wasn't under a mandatory evacuation order because her house is higher up on a hill, but she has been using social media to show just how bad the scenes were in Montecito this week.

Crews are working to clear debris from roads across greater Los Angeles, including a key stretch of USA 101 that was shut down along the border of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

A factor contributing to the disaster was the suite of wildfires that hit the region, rendering the soil unable to absorb the deluge that hit the region during the most recent winter storm.

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