Mudslide-stricken California town is all but emptied out

Mudslide-stricken California town is all but emptied out

As of early Friday, the number was down to five, but Santa Barbara County spokeswoman Amber Anderson said it could continue to fluctuate. The community is also reminded to report all missing persons to the Emergency Operations Center at 805-681-5542 and please be prepared to provide as much detail as possible to the call takers.

Gower is among those who have been reported dead in Santa Barbara County, Brewer said.

Joseph Bleckel, 87, was found in his home on Friday, the sheriff's office said. Firefighters rescue girl trapped in Montecito home amid powerful mudslideFarrell says he and his parents and their dog hunkered down in a hallway filled thigh-high with water for more than an hour as the flood rushed through the home.

"For some reason, she opened the front door" and was swept away, Diane Brewer, one of Gower's friends, told CNN. Her body was found that night, near a highway hit by the slide. "I live there, Oprah lives there", she went on. "It's very thick mud and you're just poking around". The cost of the mudslides' destruction is still unknown, but authorities believe at least 400,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged. James was 89, and Alice was 78. She had lived in the city for almost 30 years.

The search for victims of the disaster has carried on in Montecito, where crews are labouring to fix power, water and gas lines as well as clean up massive debris.

Barajas was rescued, treated for cuts, bruises and a sprained neck and released from a Santa Barbara hospital. Family friends told the station that the pair had been asleep in their home early in the morning when water rushed inside.

Death toll from California mudslides rises to 19

"We have a yard to redo and hopefully our insurance will help out with that, but the people across from me, newer homes, gone", Garrett Speirs, a 54-year-old artist who has been living in Montecito for 20 years, said.

Dr. Mark Montgomery and his 22-year-old daughter, Caroline, were among those killed in the disaster. He had been a clinical instructor in the department of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, according to his office's website.

The monsoon-like rain was terrifying enough, but when David Weinert saw the house across the street erupt in flames fueled by a severed gas line he knew it was time to abandon his Montecito home.

"The pinnacle of Rebecca's life's work and her lasting legacy lies in Riskin Partners and our enduring commitment to selling Montecito real estate", said Dina Landi, Managing Partner, Riskin Partners. One piece of video from Tuesday shows a auto being carried along a curvy, downward-sloping street, engulfed by mud on all sides.

Jonathan Benitez, 10, was Ramos' nephew, the Washington Post said.

The youngest, 3-year-old Kailly Benitez, was one of four children killed.

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