Global News

Window closing' for California mudslide searchers as death toll rises to 18

Window closing' for California mudslide searchers as death toll rises to 18

Authorities in southern California raised the death toll from mudslides that battered the region to 19 on Saturday as rescue workers continued the search for victims.

Marco Farrell, recorded the deluge of brown, muddy water come crashing past his home, dragging debris from destroyed houses and cars with it.

The cause of death for most of the victims will be listed as multiple traumatic injuries resulting from flash floods with mudslides, the Santa Barbara Sheriff's office said.

The number of confirmed deaths from flooding and mudslides in California stands at 17, with USA authorities stepping up their search for at least 20 missing persons.

Marshall Taylor told ABC News his brother went by his middle name, Loring, and was 79, not 67 as Santa Barbara County officials reported earlier. Many people are without power or running water.

"But realistically we suspect that we are going to continue to have discovery of people who were killed in this incident". One of those people, 62-year-old Delbert Weltzin, was found alive, according to authorities. "We know that this is terribly inconvenient and understand many of you were previously evacuated".

"This entire area is a very active rescue and recovery and fix zone right now", he said.

More than 29,000 people are under the evacuation orders which could last for at least a week. He and his parents put belongings in three cars in case they made a decision to leave before the storm. "To get people here takes time and we're finally getting that request for influx".

On the morning of the storm, Grokenberger watched as 2 to 3 feet of water streamed down the street.

Shasta County man confesses in TV interview to 1993 cold case murder
The three then left McCalister's body in the wooded area and dumped his auto at a local Costco, according to Hawkins. Hawkins continued, saying that there hadn't been a moment where he hadn't been remorseful for what he had done.

Cia Monroe said her family of four was lucky their home wasn't ruined and they were all healthy and safe, though her daughter lost one of her best friends. "We've got all those chickens, which means we've got eggs, and they're ideal". The wildfire left charred hillsides without vegetation cover to hold the heavy rainfall. It wasn't fully contained until this week.

The mudslides were caused when heavy rain dumped half an inch of water on Montecito in five minutes, while nearby Carpinteria received almost an inch in 15 minutes.

The roof of a structure damaged from storms sits over mud and rocks in Montecito, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.

Montecito may be at slightly less risk now, because this week's flooding already brought downvulnerable material.

"There is always hope", Brown said, though he added that every hour that passes makes finding new survivors less likely.

What can be done?

With most utilities out of commission or about to be cut off, staying behind was not really an option for many. "We have had mandatory evacuations", DeGeneres said.

Marilyn Ramos, 27, died when mudslides hit the home her family was renting in Montecito, the Washington Post reported.


  • Hitmen kidnap, torture, and murder wrong person

    Hitmen kidnap, torture, and murder wrong person

    But, they soon discovered it was the wrong woman, 42-year-old Janice Marie Zengotita Torres. "I didn't do anything", she said. Ramos-Rivera and Montes allegedly abducted the victim as she left work, according to Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson.
    Warriors withstand Raptors comeback in National Basketball Association

    Warriors withstand Raptors comeback in National Basketball Association

    All game long, hip-hop recording artist and Toronto native Drake was talking trash to Warriors players from his courtside seat. Curry returning will give Golden State a full allotment of stars and Golden State is 18-3 straight up on the road this season.
    Did The Patriots Benefit From Yet Another Questionable Call Against The Titans?

    Did The Patriots Benefit From Yet Another Questionable Call Against The Titans?

    He said he walked off the field feeling "embarrassed" a week after leading his team back from 18 points down against Kansas City. The Patriots are remarkably healthy and vastly more experienced all around, so they're probably going to blowout the Titans .
  • Windhorst: Lakers don't support Walton, could be eyeing David Fizdale

    Windhorst: Lakers don't support Walton, could be eyeing David Fizdale

    The Lakers scored on each of his five offensive rebounds, giving L.A.an extra 11 points in a win by a dozen. The Los Angeles Lakers knew what they were getting in LaVar Ball when they drafted his son Lonzo.
    Eagles use goal-line stand, Elliott FGs to beat Falcons

    Eagles use goal-line stand, Elliott FGs to beat Falcons

    A cagey first quarter featured just one score, Matt Bryant's 33-yard field goal following an 11-play drive by the Falcons . Instead, he took the ball to start the second half, but it was the Eagles who got the only points of the third period.
    Netflix (NFLX) Upgraded to Buy by Vetr

    Netflix (NFLX) Upgraded to Buy by Vetr

    Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX ) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 18th. (NASDAQ: NFLX ) for 310,000 shares. After $0.29 actual EPS reported by Netflix, Inc . for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 44.83 % EPS growth.
  • Nintendo Direct: Dark Souls, Donkey Kong, Mario Tennis coming to Switch

    Nintendo Direct: Dark Souls, Donkey Kong, Mario Tennis coming to Switch

    The one that stands out for me is "dedicated game servers", what a great move by FromSoft and Bandai Namco . Scheduled to release on the same day, May 25, the remaster will be enhanced for PS4 Pro, and Xbox One X .
    RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita 'can join Liverpool this month for £13million'

    RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita 'can join Liverpool this month for £13million'

    The Reds agreed last August a deal in excess of £50m that would see Keita spend another season in the Bundesliga before moving to Anfield in the summer.
    Singer Mary J. Blige gets Hollywood star

    Singer Mary J. Blige gets Hollywood star

    I say that with confidence and not arrogance. "The song was released on SoundCloud with the caption: "#TimesUp. Blige came to fame with her multi-platinum 1992 debut album What's the 411? which included the hit Real Love .
  • No. 2 WVU facing Texas Tech

    No. 2 WVU facing Texas Tech

    Arizona 90, OR 83: Allonzo Trier scored 25 points, Deandre Ayton added 24 and No. 17 Arizona used a late run to outlast Oregon. Tennessee 75, Texas A&M 62: Jordan Bowden scored 15 points and No. 24 Tennessee handed Texas A&M its fifth consecutive loss.
    Yolanda Hadid Opens Up About Bella Hadid's Anxiety Struggles

    Yolanda Hadid Opens Up About Bella Hadid's Anxiety Struggles

    Heading to the premiere of their mom's new show on Lifetime, " Making a Model With Yolanda Hadid ", which aired at 10 p.m. Both models took to social media to wish Yolanda a happy birthday, posting sweet throwback pictures with touching notes.
    Donald Trump keeps Iran nuclear deal alive by waiving economic sanctions

    Donald Trump keeps Iran nuclear deal alive by waiving economic sanctions

    Congress has so far shown little interest in using legislation to undercut or change the current Iran nuclear deal. The other parties to the agreement would have been unlikely to join the United States in reimposing sanctions.