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Desperate search for survivors in California mudslides

14 Enero 2018

"Auto and pedestrian traffic in the exclusionary zone has reached a point that it is seriously impacting the ability of search and rescue, public works, other first responders and repair crews to clear roadways and to engage in search and rescue, repair and damage-assessment operations", he said. "He was very proud of me, he loved the show, and he was a kind man, a very accepting man, there was not one bone of judgment in his body".

Another 900 emergency personnel arrived this weekend to join the relief effort conducted by more than 2,100 personnel from local, state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Navy and the American Red Cross.

The charred and compromised hillsides could not withstand the relentless, pounding rain that turned the rootless soil to slush.

Oprah Winfrey's property is just a mess. It took out hedges and trees. "It's a vicious cycle". The names were released following the notification of next of kin.

Ellen said as predicted by the authorities, the rain caused heavy mudslides in Montecito. "They have enough resources".

Rob Lowe added: "Mourning the dead in our little town tonight".

The devastation affected an area estimated at 30 square miles, according to Cal Fire.

Santa Barbara is a tourist magnet, attracting visitors to its famous beaches and trendy restaurants. "And he lived to be 92".

The 101, a key north-south route in California, was tentatively scheduled to reopen on Monday, but cleanup efforts have proved more difficult than expected, Santa Barbara City Fire Chief Pat McElroy said on Saturday. "It's as devastating as can be", Oprah said.

"They were told to shelter until they heard a knock at the door", Crail said.

"We totally thought we were out of the woods", said Jennifer Markham, whose home escaped damage in both disasters. In Japan, we covered nine to 10 miles a day, and that's just not possible here.

"We have a 21st century problem we're trying to solve with 20th century technology", said Sen. 'I would have preferred for them to leave and in hindsight we should have left.

Roy Rohter, 84, founder of the Saint Augustine Academy in Ventura, was killed on Tuesday when a mudslide swept him from his Montecito home, according to officials at the private Catholic school.

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.

John "Jack" Keating, a 53-year-old transient who often frequents the riverbed, is still missing. Law enforcement officials said the area "looked like a World War I battlefield".

Blum, who is also a landslide attorney, claimed that the county didn't consult a geologist.

The cause of death for most of the victims will be listed as multiple traumatic injuries resulting from flash floods with mudslides, the Santa Barbara Sheriff's office said.

Terrifying video shows the moment a river of mud started coursing down a southern California street - as the death toll in the mudslides has been raised to 17. As of Friday, a total of 11 remained hospitalized.

Desperate search for survivors in California mudslides