mulberry outlet shops Highway 101 shut till Monday in Santa Barbara following deadly mudslides

small wallet for men Highway 101 shut till Monday in Santa Barbara following deadly mudslides

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Wednesday morning that 15 people have died as a result of the heavy rains and mudflow that battered the area Monday and Tuesday.The slides made a portion of Highway 101 between Highway 150 in Carpinteria and Milpas Street in Santa Barbara impassable and Caltrans spokesman Colin Jones said that portion of the highway will be closed in both directions until Monday.Motorists were advised that the only detour is via Interstate 5 and Highway 166.Jeff Gater,an emergency manager with the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Mangement, said search and rescue operations were performed throughout the night and will continue throughoutWednesday in areas such as Montecito.About 50 people had been hoisted to safety duringrescue operations between Tuesday and Wednesday with an additional 50 rescued on the ground, said Yaneris Muniz, a Santa Barbara Countyspokeswoman. Tuesday causing a creek that drains into the ocean to overflow and unleashing mud, boulders and other debris into residential Montecito neighborhoods from the steep, Thomas Fire scarred Santa Ynez Mountains, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.The debris knocked homes from their foundations and trapped people in their homes and vehicles. At least three homes in the 300 block of Hot Springs Road were destroyed.Carpinteria resident Jeff Gallup carries his bike through mud on Foothill Road in Carpinteria,
mulberry outlet shops Highway 101 shut till Monday in Santa Barbara following deadly mudslides
Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Homes were swept from their foundations as heavy rain sent mud and boulders sliding down hills stripped of vegetation by Southern California recent wildfires (Photo: Michael Owen Baker, AP)Muniz said that first responders were beginning to see an uptick ofcalls Wednesday from residents within the public exclusion zone, which includes the heavily damaged area of Montecito between Olive Mill Road and Sheffield Drive.The area is off limits to everyone but first responders and residents who may have sheltered in place, Muniz said. However, those residents are required to stay in their homes,
mulberry outlet shops Highway 101 shut till Monday in Santa Barbara following deadly mudslides
she added.