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Southern California Mudslides Leave At Least 17 Dead

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A day after powerful mudslides swept through the Southern California community of Montecito, rescue crews continued to search the wreckage for missing people on Wednesday.

still in the hopeful, optimistic mode that we can find survivors,” said Santa Barbara County Fire Department spokesman Mike Eliason, according to The New York Times.’ data-reactid=”18″>“We are still in the hopeful, optimistic mode that we can find survivors,” said Santa Barbara County Fire Department spokesman Mike Eliason, according to The New York Times.

according to AP.’ data-reactid=”23″>Heavy rain over a short period of time on Tuesday caused a torrent of debris ― including mud, tree branches and boulders ― to barrel through Montecito, which is located roughly 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Dozens of homes were swept away during the storm, according to AP.

The mudslides ravaged this part of Southern California less than a month after it was devastated by wildfire.


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