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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 …

Many in Montecito ignored mudslide warnings until it was too late

Many in Montecito ignored mudslide warnings until it was too late

MONTECITO, Calif. — Connor McManigal was shaken awake by his father. Flash floods had forced Montecito Creek to erupt, sending torrents of muddy water barreling through the hillsides. The two scrambled to escape.

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.

California mudslides demolish homes, five deaths reported

California mudslides demolish homes, five deaths reported

Mudlsides unleashed by a ferocious storm demolished homes in southern California, authorities said Tuesday. Five people were reported killed. Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) says the bodies were discovered in mud and debris during rescue operations in Montecito, northwest of Los Angeles, according to various reports.

Upcoming Winter Storm: Thomas Fire Burn Area

Upcoming Winter Storm: Thomas Fire Burn Area

Are you prepared? With disasters across the nation and most recently our fire here, it is important more now than ever to make sure we have planned accordingly. Next week is forecasted to bring the first significant rain of the season to Ventura County. Some weather stations are predicting up to an inch of rain […]

SEVERE ALERT- High surf VC coast; Flash Flood Warnings – Oxnard; mudslides Camarillo Springs

SEVERE ALERT- High surf VC coast; Flash Flood Warnings – Oxnard; mudslides Camarillo Springs

Notice Flash flood warnings In the Santa Clara River flood plain. Mudslide warning in Camarillo Springs.  Up to 4″ rain for the area. Surf predicted to be up to 15 feet at peak, dangerous currents and undertows. Not a good time to learn to surf, kayak or swim at the beach.   http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=usa&wwa=flash%20flood%20watch   Marine […]