Goleta business volunteers to clean mud off rescue vehicles

Lester Mason
January 14, 2018

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.

Brown also said authorities are expanding mandatory evacuation zones in the area because pedestrians and traffic are hindering rescue and fix operations.

Rescuers said they would search every piece of debris and pile of dirt to look for the missing.

She said the 61-year-old took joy in pairing the ideal home with the flawless family and, in her personal time, loved cooking, going for long walks and spending movie nights with family.

'The missing persons were reported by family and friends, and resided in areas that were heavily damaged during the storm and subsequent mudslides, ' the sheriff's office said. Her company confirmed her death in a statement posted Wednesday night, January 10, 2018, on Facebook. No further details were released about his death.

"We have a yard to redo and hopefully our insurance will help out with that, but the people across from me, newer homes, gone", Garrett Speirs, a 54-year-old artist who has been living in Montecito for 20 years, said.

Some 500 firefighters and other rescue workers were searching debris spread across a wide swath of Montecito, a wealthy enclave of about 9,000 people northwest of Los Angeles that is home to such celebrities as Oprah Winfrey, Rob Lowe and Ellen DeGeneres. He said responders took the baby to a hospital.

The Benitez brothers are gardeners.

"We're really joined together", she said. "It's as devastating as can be", she said. The dead ranged in age from 3 to 89. He shared the home with his partner, who owned a cafe in Santa Barbara.


Numerous deaths and injuries occurred at locations that were not under mandatory evacuation for flooding, but weeks earlier, said areas were evacuated during a series of fires.

After driving for a few minutes he concluded the cop was right and returned home.

The disaster struck on Tuesday after heavy rains soaked the area near Montecito, where vegetation had been denuded by the largest wildfire in California's history.

The death toll in the southern California mudslides has risen to 18 as rescue crews continued to search for five missing people.

Santa Barbara County spokeswoman Amber Anderson released the latest number early Friday. "And there are families missing; there are people who are missing family members".

The number of confirmed fatalities remains at 17. In a rescue helicopter that was surveying the damage on Wednesday, National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Sean Quillin said the shock and speed of the mudslide had left almost every survivor shaken.

Ellen Degeneres and Oprah Winfery both stay in Montecito and they have praised residents of the upscale neighborhood for their community spirit.

The mudslide swept through the coastal community of Montecito on Tuesday morning, catching numerous victims entirely off-guard.

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