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18 dead, 5 missing in Southern California mudslides

18 dead, 5 missing in Southern California mudslides

Also at noon, the evacuation order that was put in place for areas east of Toro Canyon Road and north of Highway 192 will be listed.

The search for survivors of the deadly mudslides in parts of California's scenic Santa Barbara County continued Sunday even as hopes dwindled to find anyone else alive, officials said. She has been informed that she wouldn't have water or gas, but she still feels grateful. About 65 single-family homes were destroyed and another 462 were damaged.

Reports of how many remain missing have varied in numbers, with Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown on Thursday saying as many as 43 people might still be missing, adding the toll could fluctuate significantly.

"I told her to stay on the second floor, but she went downstairs and opened the door and just got swept away", her son, Hayden Gower, told NBC affiliate KSBY. Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, a Montecito resident ordered to evacuate before the mudslides began, discussed the tragedy Thursday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "Just gone. So it is as devastating as it can be". Rainfall totals on Tuesday afternoon ranged from 3 to 5 inches in the mountains in Ventura County and 2 to 3 inches in the mountains of Santa Barbara County.

The storm hit hard between 3 and 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Rescue crews were busy sticking poles into thick muck, swollen creeks and tangled trees in search of five missing people while dogs sniffed for bodies. In addition, there are at least 28 people who were injured by the storm and 8 people who are presumed missing. "To get people here takes time and we're finally getting that request for influx".

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

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Las llamas se propagaron muy rápidamente, pero los bomberos de Tondela lograron controlar el incendio al cabo de una hora. Los hechos ocurrieron a las 20.50 hora local (20.50 GMT) y una hora más tarde el incendio ya estaba extinguido.

The cause of Mr Bleckel's death wasn't announced, but all other victims died from multiple traumatic injuries due to a flash flood and mudslides.

The map reveals some of the area's rugged topography, such as steep hillsides and streams that, trapping residents and burying homes and cars in mud.

The water and powerful debris flows destroyed about 100 homes and damaged 300 others in the Montecito community, known for its multimillion-dollar properties.

Several officials said the mandatory evacuation of Montecito on Thursday evening has allowed damage assessment and repair crews to do more work more efficiently and helped search-and-rescue teams reach people who are still trapped by the mud and search for those who might not have survived. "We're going to help each other out wherever needed". "We plan to continue Rebecca's legacy and love for real estate with the same level of excellence, experience and service that Rebecca so effortlessly embodied".

"Once the freeway opens up, fingers crossed, we are counting on bouncing back", said Johnson, the restaurant manager, who has had to cut back on workers in the meantime, while dealing with delayed produce deliveries.

Patrick Casey, owner of the State & Fig restaurant in downtown Santa Barbara, said he's worried but expressed confidence that his business, and the community, will snap back.