Heavy rains in SoCal cause mudslides, damage and freeway closures

Jan 11, 2018


A home is surrounded by mud and debris caused by a massive mudflow in Montecito, California, January 10, 2018. ; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images


Hundreds of rescue workers are searching for bodies buried by debris in the Santa Barbara County’s Montecito.

Eight people are missing. Seventeen confirmed dead. Parts of the town are covered in mud, boulders, tree limbs, and splintered lumber. Fifty-nine residences were destroyed, with hundreds damaged. AirTalk has this latest update.


Amber Anderson, public information officer for the City of Santa Barbara

Lance Orozco, news director with KCLU, our sister NPR station covering Ventura County; he is in Montecito

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