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Family of five rescued from debris of home following California mudslides

Family of five rescued from debris of home following California mudslides

DeGeneres also posted how she loves "being part of the Montecito community". The current death toll of 15 confirmed fatalities could rise, he warned.

Although officials ordered an estimated 30,000 people to evacuate, many stayed, saying they were frustrated by official evacuation efforts during December's wildfires.

At least 25 people have been injured and 50 hoist rescues, with dozens of contact rescues, have been performed, Santa Barbara County officials said in a Tuesday afternoon press briefing from Earl Warren Showgrounds.

FILE PHOTO: An aerial view from a Ventura County Sheriff helicopter shows a site damaged by mudslide in Montecito, California, U.S. January 9, 2018.

The man, who has not been identified, was found dead inside the vehicle.

Fox News reports that mandatory evacuation orders are in effect for over 21,000 residents, and CNN adds that mudflow has already "wiped away" three homes near Montecito in Santa Barbara County with rescues ongoing from surrounding structures and vehicles that now sit in precarious positions.

Fodder Scam verdict: JDU calls it a 'historic decision in Bihar politics'
Earlier, RJD leader Rabri Devi called an emergency meeting of the party before Lalu Prasad Yadav's sentencing in fodder scam case. The CBI special judge had on December 23 acquitted former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra and five others in the case.

Muniz says a search of the stricken area is continuing.

Winfrey posted a video on Instagram showing her wading through almost knee-deep mud on her Montecito property.

Rescue crews used helicopters to lift people to safety because debris blocked roads, and firefighters slogged through waist-high mud to pull a grimy 14-year-old girl from a collapsed Montecito home where she had been trapped for hours.

At least eight people were killed in Southern California on Tuesday when torrential rain sent mud and debris streaming through Montecito in Santa Barbara County - a nightmarish development for a community that just endured the Thomas Fire, the worst wildfire in state history.

Heavy rain in Santa Barbara County last night led to severe mudslides travelling down hillsides, destroying properties, and restricting travel.

She's one of several celebrities who live in the wealthy enclave that was hit the hardest by the storm.


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