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As the mudslide cleanup continues in Montecito on Jan. 11, 2018, California Task Force 8 of San Diego searches a property for victims on East Valley Road.
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California Task Force 8 from San Diego looks at a house on East Valley Road in Montecito for missing people.
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“In disaster circumstances, there have been many miraculous stories lasting many days, and we certainly are searching for a miracle right now,” Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said.
Meanwhile, a mandatory evacuation zone was enlarged and area beach waters were declared off limits due to contamination from storm runoff.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown read the names and ages of the 17 people known dead in the California mudslide. All of the victims were from Montecito. More people remain missing. (Jan.
debris and floodwaters inundated parts of Montecito after a storm early Tuesday dumped rain on nearby slopes left bare of vegetation last month by the Thomas Fire. Thursday, the mandatory evacuation encompassed an area from Hot Springs Road to Ladera Lane north of East Valley Road, according to Brown. The southern boundary ofthe mandatory evacuation area is the Pacific Ocean and the northern boundary is Los Padres National Forest.
Although the number of reported injuries from the mudslides remained at 28 on Thursday, the number of missing people rose to 43.
US Coast Guard video shows more helicopter rescues from the southern California mudslides. A man, a girl and a dog were plucked from the roof of their home on Tuesday. A separate helicopter evacuated eight people and five dogs from Montecito. (Jan. 11)Santa Barbara fire Capt. Gary Pitney said most if not all rescues conducted Wednesday and Thursday were of people who were safe but just wanted to get out of the area.
“These were people that were sheltered in place that had needs that just took a while to get to some of them,” Pitney said. “They were OK but they wanted to get out.”
The air smelled of sewage and ash as more than a dozen firefighters climbed through rubble in the backyard of a mansion that had been torn apart. Some rescuers used poles to probe the muck for bodies, while others waded chest deep in the mire. Two black Labrador retrievers swam around a debris filled swimming pool,
trying to pick up any scent.