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California: another body is recovered following devastating mudslides

California: another body is recovered following devastating mudslides

Hope of finding anyone else still alive following California’s devastating mudslides has all but disappeared as another body was recovered on Sunday. (Jan 14) The death toll has now reached 20 …

Emergency cellphone alerts didn’t go out until after mudslides began in Montecito

Emergency cellphone alerts didn’t go out until after mudslides began in Montecito

LOS ANGELES — Santa Barbara County officials chose not to send an emergency alert to cellphones warning of mudslides until destructive flooding had already begun in Montecito, officials said Wednesday.

Death toll rises to 17 in Montecito; 100 homes destroyed by mudslides

Death toll rises to 17 in Montecito; 100 homes destroyed by mudslides

By James Queally, Melissa Etehad and Brittny Mejia The death toll from massive debris flows that buried homes and cars under a torrent of mud and boulders rose to 17 in Montecito, where local personnel and the U.S. Coast Guard continued rescue operations Wednesday afternoon. About 300 people who were stuck in their homes in Montecito’s Romero Canyon neighborhood […]

At least 13 dead as heavy rains trigger flooding, mudflows, freeway closures across Southern California

At least 13 dead as heavy rains trigger flooding, mudflows, freeway closures across Southern California

MONTECITO, Calif. — At least thirteen people were killed Tuesday when a rainstorm sent mud and debris coursing through Montecito neighborhoods and left rescue crews to scramble through clogged roadways and downed trees to search for victims.