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Death toll from California mudslides climbs to 18

14 Janvier 2018

"There are four juveniles on the list", he said.

They were soon pulled in different directions. He brings the total of missing to seven.

Officials ordered residents in most of the southeastern corner of Montecito, which is east of Santa Barbara, to leave their homes for what was likely to be one or two weeks.

A man was located just moments after his name was announced as one of the people still missing after the California mudslide.

"It's not just a wealthy community", DeGeneres said.

Maria Zate, spokeswoman for Cottage Health, said since the mudslides Tuesday, a total of 28 patients have been treated and released or admitted to Cottage hospitals from storm-related injuries.

"I know it sounds like it's a constantly moving number", Brown said.

Rescue efforts are ongoing in Santa Barbara County in California, with search teams looking for people who were caught by massive mudslides that swamped houses and trapped cars on Tuesday.

Controversy continues to brew over whether or not residents living in the areas hit hardest by the recent mudslides in Montecito were properly warned by Santa Barbara County officials.

The company confirmed her death in a Wednesday Facebook post.

Asked by reporters if the operation had shifted from a rescue to a recovery, the sheriff said his crews had not given up hope. There are people who are missing family members.

Authorities believe five people are still missing, aged between two and 30.

The video was taken by local Marco Farrell, 45, who was hunkered down with his parents at their home in Montecito. "Financially that's a burden". His wife and son survived, the report states.

Once inside the house, Farrell starts walking around securing the home, and ordering his 71-year-old mom Gabrielle to wake up his dad, 81-year-old Olympian Jeff Farrell. His brother Victor is Jonathan father and the husband of Fabiola Benitez.

"From what I saw, the water has actually risen from the first day of the storm, so that's not a good sign", she said, adding that more equipment is not the problem.

She says Marilyn Ramos doted on her only child, Kailly.

Triggered by heavy rains, the massive slides struck before dawn on Tuesday.

The fire erupted December 4 in Ventura County, destroying hundreds of homes before it spread into Santa Barbara County and threatened more communities including Montecito.

"Turn around! The flash flood's right here, get out of here, go!" he says.

Last month's spate of wildfires, including the largest in California history, burned away grass and shrubs that held soil in place, and baked a waxy layer into the earth that prevents water from sinking deeply into the ground. Seventeen people have died in the mudslides, and another 17 were unaccounted for, authorities said.

In updating the missing figure, Brown said that the precise number could fluctuate significantly.

Peerawat Sutthithepa, 6, who was called Pasta, loved trains, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing family friend Kevin Touly. Those killed were as young as 3 and as old as 84. Rescue workers were searching for more missing people on Saturday.

Santa Barbara fire Captain Gary Pitney said the likelihood is increasing that rescue crews will be finding bodies instead of survivors at this point.

Images taken before and after the mudslides in Montecito, California, show the extent of the destruction.

Death toll from California mudslides climbs to 18