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More than 40 People Remain Missing after the Mudslides in California

14 Enero 2018

On Thursday, the number provided by authorities went from 48, down to eight, then back up to 43. So much so, that when there's no one to find, their handlers get a team member to hide and let the dogs search them out.

The 17 victims range in age from 3 to 89, all residents of the scenic coastal community northwest of Los Angeles.

The death toll rose to 19 on Saturday and one person was found alive the same day as the hunt continued for five people who remain missing, Cooper said.

There are active mandatory and voluntary evacuation areas outside the destruction in Montecito, including the Goleta Valley and Carpinteria Valley, and there have been no changes to those orders, though Brown said they will be reassessed Friday.

"Where I am now, which is the east side of my property, I was walking down here and all of my neighbours' homes are gutted", said Oprah.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

Anderson says the number of personnel searching ravaged neighborhoods has doubled over the past day to 1,250.

The Mitchells were in love with their home in the seaside enclave of Montecito where they moved in 1995, according to their daughter. "Rebecca was an exceptional woman, and her legacy will continue to live on and thrive through her children, Robert and Julia, her husband Ken Grand, and her namesake firm, Riskin Partners".

They coordinated widespread efforts on several fronts to rescue survivors, protect the population from downed electrical lines, put out raging gas fires from ruptured gas lines and clear debris from roads, and funnel evacuees into the Red Cross Evacuation Centre.

A crew found the body of the 18th victim, Joseph Bleckel, 87, before noon in his home near Romero Canyon, Brown said.

It's a start. So is the $11.5 million in the budget proposal Gov. Jerry Brown released Wednesday to modernize the state's 911 system. Some rescuers used poles to probe the muck for bodies, while others waded chest-deep in the mire. "You hear the word mudslides and you have no idea the impact that it has".

Montecito is best known as a getaway for the rich and famous - the median home price among current listings is more than 4 million dollars (£2.9m) - although there are also working families living in modest houses and apartments.

"The mud just." she said, her voice trailing off. "It was like a freeway of mud". The January image shows mud and debris along the streams and south of the burn area. The power of the debris flow destroyed everything in its path and there was no time to flee. Thanks to these efforts, over 300 people have been rescued from the mudslides by helicopters.

The mud quickly filled his home and mud could be seen splattered against his white walls.

Ellen said as predicted by the authorities, the rain caused heavy mudslides in Montecito.

A series of intense wildfires tore through the region last month, destroying foliage and turning the ground into loose debris.

Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, would set statewide protocols for emergency alerts, and require every county to adopt compatible systems.

More than 40 People Remain Missing after the Mudslides in California