California police hope for "miracle" to find missing in mudslide

Santa Barbara County Fire Search Dog Reilly looks for victims in damaged and destroyed homes in Montecito

The missing are aged between 2 and 30.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office made a plea for information on any of the missing residents, while acknowledging that finding anyone alive would be a "miracle".

"We've got a window that's closing, but we're still very optimistic".

Officials said secondary searches of damaged structures were under way.

Santa Barbara County said authorities were testing the ocean waters.

Residents in some areas were subject to a new mandatory evacuation on Friday, emergency officials said, adding the unstable environment remained a threat.

Excavators carrying rescuers in their buckets ploughed through mud-coated roads in search of the missing after some areas were buried in as much as 4.6m of mud.

"We have to do whatever it takes", said Capt. Tom Henzgen, leader of a team from the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The deluge that washed over Santa Barbara County early Tuesday was devastating for a community that was ravaged by the Thomas fire only a few weeks earlier.

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One of California's most celebrated roads, coastal Highway 101, was partially closed, with mud was two feet deep in places, while in Montecito, mud reached the roof lines of houses, as residents surveyed their damaged homes.

Downed power lines wrapped around trees at one property, while elsewhere the lines dropped nearly to the ground.

Powerlines were downed and cars were perched on mounds of earth after garage doors caved in.

The area, northwest of Los Angeles, is home to many celebrities and other wealthy Californians who relish the seclusion and relative proximity to the city.

Tanker trucks sucked muddy water from flooded sections of US 101, the only direct major artery between Los Angeles and the Santa Barbara region and an important route for many people who work in the Santa Barbara region but live down the coast in Ventura County.

Sodden hillsides gave way, unleashing a torrent of mud, water, uprooted trees and boulders onto the valley below and causing what the police described as "traumatic injuries" to the victims, who ranged in age from 3 to 89.

The areas affected by the mudslides will continue to be without power and gas.

"We ask that you keep this devastated family in your thoughts and prayers", Brown said.

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