The freeway "will remain closed until we can deal with water flowing from sheared fire hydrants and until we can ascertain the integrity of that roadway", McElroy said. "The mud is acting like a candy shell on ice cream".
"We've got a window that's closing, but we're still very optimistic". They used long-handled tools to search the muck in the painstaking task.
The number of missing has fluctuated as people were located, said the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office. Seventeen people were reported missing. "There hasn't been a sound definition of what constitutes a missing person". "There's nearly always more" that could come down, Jibson said. "You can't even fathom what these poor patients went through to finally make their way to the emergency department". After a better damage assessment earlier in the week, a total of 64 homes were destroyed, while 300 to 462 were damaged. Eight commercial properties were destroyed and 20 damaged.More news: Nuveen Enhanced Municipal Value Fund
From an aerial view, the community that is home for celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Jeff Bridges, looked like two vastly different places.
"Had we not gone over there, I don't think that kid would have [survived]", he added.
"This room is always so full of positivity and love and today I really need it", DeGeneres told her audience. She and her newborn were hoisted to safety, followed by the rest of the family.
About half of the team protected multimillion-dollar homes in the same area, along the same streets, Cold Springs and Hot Springs roads, about three weeks ago. Utility crews began the laborious task of repairing downed power lines and snapped telephone poles. James was 89, and Alice was 78. Visit the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation website for more information about this organization and how to help it provide unwanted dogs with the opportunity to become true heroes. "So many times over the past 15 years, people have come up to me and [said] to me that when they're going through a tough time, this show helps them through it". But by then, tons of mud, trees, rocks and other debris were rolling down hills that had been burned in the largest fire on record in California. Together with the loss of vegetation, this leads to an increased risk of mudslides and floods.More news: Local Haitians react to President Trump's alleged remark
A helicopter flies over a home damaged in a mud slide in Montecito, California January 12, 2018. The death toll from the wave of mud and debris that struck Montecito early Tuesday morning stands at 17. The vast majority of those homes fell under areas that had already been designated by authorities as under mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders.
"There was evacuation fatigue from the fire", Farrell acknowledged.
"I heard rumbling and ran for my life", he said.
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Farrell planned to float his elderly parents to a hillside on a surfboard, but it was unnecessary. "They were OK but they wanted to get out". Almost every home on their block was completely destroyed and others were lifted and tossed from their foundation.