Death toll rises to 19 in California mudslides, five still missing

A member of the Long Beach Search and Rescue team looks for survivors in a car in Montecito

A boil-water notice remained in effect for the Montecito Water District, officials said, and rescue personnel were concerned that those who survived the slide but remained trapped soon could run dangerously low on supplies.

DeMille Award recipient showed off the damage to her 65-acre estate from the deadly Montecito mudslides that ravaged her and Ellen DeGeneres' neighborhood in Santa Barbara County, California.

Authorities say an 87-year-old man has become the 18th person to die in a California mudslide. "It's martial law here, basically".

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. "When those go down, you have to leave".

People in Montecito had counted themselves lucky last month after the biggest wildfire in California history spared the town. "They're finding people and bodies", she later added, at times pausing to take a breath.

His son said: "There was evacuation fatigue from the fire. The neighbors out back, their houses are gone".

While Montecito is best known as a getaway for the rich and famous - the median home price among current listings is more than $4 million - there are also working families living in modest houses and apartments.

Along Hot Springs Road, where at least two homes were carried off their foundations, bulldozers cleared muck and debris from areas already searched.

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Tanker trucks sucked muddy water from flooded sections of US 101, the only direct major artery between Los Angeles and the Santa Barbara region.

"While every hour it remains less likely we'll find anyone alive, there remains hope", he said at a news conference.

The media maven endured minimal home damage compared to other residents, but her heart went out to those who are missing or lost relatives in the mudslide. Her company confirmed her death in a statement posted Wednesday night, January 10, 2018, on Facebook.

The cause of Bleckel's death wasn't announced, but all other victims died from multiple traumatic injuries due to a flash flood and mudslides.

The number of missing has fluctuated but stands at seven.

Benitez lived with her sister-in-law, Marilyn Ramos, 27, who was asleep with her daughter, Kaelly, 3, when mud crashed through their Montecito rental home, carrying both to their deaths.

"So many times over the past 15 years, people have come up to me and say to me that when they're going through a tough time this show gets them through it", she said. His father, Pinit Sutthithepa, and 2-year-old sister, Lydia, are among the missing, the county sheriff's office said.

The U.S. Forest Service made the announcement Friday after aerial surveys of the 440-square-mile (1,140-square-kilometer) scar left by the so-called Thomas fire.

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