Secondary searches also were to be be conducted in areas that emergency crews accessed earlier in the week.
Much of the focus of Thursday's search was on areas where rescue crews had yet to reach, said Amber Anderson, a public information officer for the multiagency response team handling the disaster.
About 1,250 emergency workers raced against the clock to find survivors with drones, heavy equipment and sniffer dogs in the rescue and clean-up efforts, the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services said.
Gas and electricity supplies have been cut off and are were expected to remain down into Saturday.
More: 30 square miles. Klein-Rothschild is the Deputy Director of the Santa Barbara County Health Department.
NeoTract, a maker of devices used in the medical field of urology, launched the page Wednesday, asking for financial support for the family of Cantin's mother, Kim, a marketing executive in the health-care field. She says, "we've gotten false warnings during the fire, so we've sheltered in place". Law enforcement officials said the area "looked like a World War I battlefield". She added the hashtag #mudslides. Ground usually held together by tree roots and smaller plants was suddenly just a mass of mud and boulders which residents describe as sounding like a freight train.
"We are heartbroken over the loss of lives in our community", Bridges tweeted. But he confessed: "The likelihood is increasing that we'll be finding bodies, not survivors. You have to start accepting the reality of that".
Roy Rohter, 84-year-old founder of the St. Augustine Academy Roman Catholic school in Ventura, died when the slide swept him from his home in Montecito, according to school officials and local news media.
Riskin spent 37 years in the industry and rose to prominence selling Montecito's most distinguished properties and building up her firm, an affiliate of Village Properties Realtors comprised of five highly-skilled agents, including her own son Robert.
An orthopedic surgeon and his daughter were also among the 17 victims. The 63-year-old media proprietor took to Instagram on January 10 to show her devoted followers how the natural disaster has affected her neighborhood. None of the adult dead shared their last names.
"The Sheriff's Office wants to express our heartfelt sadness to the family and friends of those who lost their loved ones", it said.
"We do understand that the closure of Highway 101 is causing great hardships for many, many people", Pontes said. Walls of mud and debris cascaded down hillsides stripped of trees and shrubs by last month's wildfires, including the Thomas Fire, the largest blaze in the state's history. Some streets suffered no damage.
Downed power lines wrapped around trees at one property, while elsewhere the lines dropped nearly to the ground.
So many times over the past 15 years, people have come up to me and say to me that when they're going through a tough time, this show helps them through it. They finally eroded into deadly mudslides that struck the community unawares. And I'm trying to weave the auto in, you know, two feet of mud to get back in the driveway and down the street.
Three days after evacuating, the couple had no idea if their house was still standing.
"We are anticipating that this will be in effect for at least a week", Brown said. At least two unrecognizably mangled cars were carried like driftwood all the way to the beach, where they were partly covered in seaweed. "What would we have done with the animals?"
Interjected her husband with a smile: "And if it gets bad, we've got all those chickens".
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