Shocked man catches moment a flood of mud hits his home

NATION-NOW     Montecito residents Ellen DeGeneres Oprah Winfrey talk catastrophic California mudslides     
       Ellen Oprah speak out about California mudslides

They were swept away by the mud, but the friend was rescued by clinging to a tree near the house, Scott said.

Emergency personnel evacuate local residents and their dogs through floodwaters January 9 after a mudslide in Montecito, Calif. Weeks after devastating fires tore through Southern California, heavy rains sent mudslides rolling down hillsides in Santa Barbara County, leaving at least 13 people dead and dozens injured.

Public Works and Flood Control workers are "racing to open them up as soon as possible", Fayram said. His father, Pinit Sutthithepa, and 2-year-old sister, Lydia, are among the missing, the county sheriff's office said. He brings the total of missing to seven. "Sunday night, Portia and I got a call that we're under mandatory evacuation again with most of the community of Montecito".

As of Saturday afternoon, 19 people were killed in the mudslides, while at least five people remained missing.

"This isn't an exact science in terms of actually defining where something is going to happen", said Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown.

She said: "It's not just a wealthy community, it's filled with a lot of different types of people from all backgrounds".

"I came around the house and heard a deep rumbling, an ominous sound, that I knew was the boulders moving as the mud was rising", he said.

Even those who didn't lose their homes in the disaster that left at least 17 people dead were told to leave for up to two weeks so they wouldn't interfere with the rescue and recovery operation in the Southern California town of 9,000.

Debris flows pose a significant threat when rain falls in the aftermath of wildfires such as the inferno that scorched more than 440 square miles (1,140 square kilometres) in two Southern California counties last month and destroyed and damaged hundreds of homes and other structures. "This is a constantly changing list", he said.The sheriff told reporters all of the victims were from Montecito. No further details were released about his death. They also loved their dog, Gigi, who is missing. His wife and son survived, the report states.

Magic Johnson tweets support for Luke Walton
This is despite the team trying to keep their relationship with the outspoken parent respectful as recently as last month. The Lakers ended their nine-game skid by defeating Atlanta 132-113. "So, it definitely felt good tonight".

John "Jack" Keating, a 53-year-old transient who often frequents the riverbed, is still missing.

The Benitez brothers are gardeners. Best to give workers a chance to clear the roads up, she said. The rain triggered massive mudslides.

Patrick Casey, owner of the State & Fig restaurant in downtown Santa Barbara, said he's anxious but expressed confidence that his business, and the community, will snap back. Most of those fire responders were sent home December 23.

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 hillsides, bereft of trees and vegetation after last summer's Thomas Fire, could not contain the mud that formed after days of heavy rain.

The team was requested by authorities in Santa Barbara County earlier Wednesday, the spokeswoman said.

The number of missing persons has fluctuated since the disaster hit early Tuesday morning and had been as low as 16 on Wednesday evening. Video shot from the hovering chopper showed a house surrounded by muck and debris as a mother, muddy from the waist down, handed her infant to two rescuers on the roof and then got help onto it.

The number of confirmed fatalities remains at 17.

Kailly Benitez, 3, was Ramos' daughter, the Post reported.

Related:

  • Mkhitaryan to leave Man United? Every player has a price, says Mourinho

    Mkhitaryan to leave Man United? Every player has a price, says Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho has suggested that Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be sold if Manchester United receive the right price for his services. The Armenian shone for United last season, when given the opportunity, finishing the campaign with 11 goals.
    White House doctor declares Trump 'in excellent health'

    White House doctor declares Trump 'in excellent health'

    Trump's derogatory remarks cited by the Washington Post and New York Times were in reference to African countries and Haiti. Ghana is widely seen as a stable, peaceful country in an often turbulent region, and has close ties to the United States.
    State releases school graduation rates

    State releases school graduation rates

    "As long as we can stay within the mid 90s, as far our graduation rate is concerned, I'm going to be pretty excited about it". IN requires students to pass state tests to graduate unless they can get a waiver by meeting other criteria.
  • Pacers rally from 22-point deficit to beat Cavaliers 97-95

    Pacers rally from 22-point deficit to beat Cavaliers 97-95

    Overcoming a 20-0 run is rarely a recipe for success , but the Indiana Pacers had the right chefs in the kitchen on Friday night. The Cavaliers have dropped six of eight dating to a Christmas Day loss at defending champions the Golden State Warriors .

    Xilinx (XLNX) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Accern Reports

    Leavell Inv Mngmt has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. The Santa Barbara Asset Management Llc holds 1.19M shares with $168.45 million value, up from 1.18 million last quarter.

    Alexis Sanchez given Friday deadline to join Manchester United

    Wenger also dismissed speculation that he could leave the club himself this summer if Arsenal have another disappointing season. Sanchez's family have arrived in London as talks of an Arsenal exit grows.
  • Trump made a decision to  extend sanction relief for Iran

    Trump made a decision to extend sanction relief for Iran

    Britain, France and Germany had called on Trump on Thursday to uphold the pact. Trump also wants Iran's ballistic missile programme to be addressed.
    LG InstaView ThinQ Alexa fridge adds clever kitchen tricks

    LG InstaView ThinQ Alexa fridge adds clever kitchen tricks

    A panoramic camera can also be found inside the unit, purportedly to allow for remote checking of what items need restocking or tossing.
    'US could 'conceivably' return to Paris climate deal,' says Trump

    'US could 'conceivably' return to Paris climate deal,' says Trump

    Moreover, the agreement hurt US businesses overall and gave advantages to other countries such as China, Trump added. Trump said he was pulling the USA out of the Paris Agreement past year , shortly after assuming the presidency.
  • Lebanon: Hamas official's vehicle targeted

    Lebanon: Hamas official's vehicle targeted

    Images posted on social media and used by Lebanese TV show a mangled vehicle , a large fire and black smoke rising above the city. Sidon Mayor Mohammed Saudi told Al-Manar TV that one person was wounded in the explosion as he opened the auto door.
    Joshua and Parker to meet in March

    Joshua and Parker to meet in March

    The 29-year-old said his team settled for Parker because negotiations with WBC champion, Deontay Wilder , have proved too hard . He's consistently fought fighters in the world's top 10 and he's beaten them all easily.
    Trump pushes back on Haiti comment

    Trump pushes back on Haiti comment

    In a series of tweets yesterday, Mr Trump also suggested that momentum towards a deal on maintaining such protection had stalled. The United States embassy in Accra, has said the U.S. has great respect for the people of the African continent.

Comments

Latest news

Iraqi PM announces coalition for May election
He mentioned that members of the Dawa Party are free to support his State of Law Coalition or Abadi's Victory for Iraq Alliance. The alliance would aim to unify the country after a recent victory over "Islamic State" (IS) militants.

Civil Rights icon: Trump's profane comments about immigrants were 'despicable'
The comments came during a meeting over immigration reform, a topic that Democrats are trying to tie to the shutdown fight. Tom Cotton and David Perdue , said they "do not recall the President saying these comments specifically".

EPS Predictions Review: Tetra Tech, Inc. (TTEK)
The stock's 50-day average volume has been 1,228,184 shares, with an average of 25% of medium term indicators pointing toward Buy. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business.

At least 17 dead as mudslides hit fire-ravaged Southern California
Military vehicles arrive to assist evacuation operations at an area damaged by mudslides in Montecito, Calif. on January 9. An evacuation order was issued recently near the burnt-down areas of Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

Ant McPartlin announces divorce from wife Lisa
Ant's romance has been the talk of tabloids over the past few months ever since he entered rehab for an addiction to painkillers. And his health was reportedly a factor in Ant's decision to divorce Lisa, whom he has been with for 23 years and married in 2006.

Centurion Test: South Africa all out for 335
To repeat what I started with - I surely think this team is capable of making a comeback in the series. Ashwin got one to hold its line just enough after pitching to take the edge of Markram's bat.

Chelsea make unwanted history with third straight 0-0 draw
The Portuguese responded by alluding to Conte's hair transplant: "I'm not going to lose my hair to speak about Antonio Conte ". It was Alan Pardew's first league victory since he took over as manager nine matches ago at the start of December.

Courtois blasts jeering Chelsea fans: You're not helping!
After the match, the 48-year-old said his players were exhausted after Wednesday's 0-0 draw with Arsenal in the Carabao Cup. The top-class goalkeeper has looked set to extend his contract in west London.

Norway's PM makes business case of 'green economy' to Trump
Trump said he was pulling the US out of the Paris Agreement previous year , shortly after assuming the presidency. In fact, more people are moving from the U.S.to Norway than the other way around.

Trump says U.S. court system 'broken and unfair'
Richard Durbin of IL - a leader of the bipartisan Senate group - was among the seven lawmakers at the noontime meeting. Alongside it was a document outlining a "vision" for Trump's border wall: 700 miles, at a cost of $18 billion.

Dark Souls Remastered publisher pegs leaked 50% loyalty scheme as a mistake
Not only are the graphics getting an upgrade, but fans of the multiplayer experience in Dark Souls are also getting a boost. With Dark Souls Remastered releasing on four platforms, it would be cool if crossplay were implemented in some way.

Trump extends Iran sanctions relief; oil trades near session highs
The agreement, signed by President Obama in 2015, saw economic sanctions waived in return for Iran not developing nuclear weapons. Iran says the U.S. has "crossed a red line" by imposing sanctions on the head of its judiciary, Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli-Larijani.

Chrissy Teigen slams Seal over meme targeting Oprah Winfrey
The text reads: "When you have been part of the problem for decades but suddenly they all think you are the solution". No, what I re-posted was commentary on the hypocritical and double standard nature and behavior of Hollywood".

Teenage Gerard seals Olympic spot with World Cup win
Japan's Hiroaki Kunitake was second with an 83.64 while New Zealand's Tiarn Collins was third with 83.57. ASPEN — Maggie Voisin is going to get her shot at redemption.

7.3-magnitude quake strikes off Peru
The 7.3 magnitude natural disaster struck about 124km south west of the town of Puquio, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. An natural disaster with a magnitude of 7.3 has hit off the coast of Peru, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

Other news