Eight people are dead following a powerful overnight storm that swept through Santa Barbara County and unleashed flooding and mudslides that carried boulders and debris through neighborhoods.
USA Today says 13 dead
Flooding and mudslides triggered by heavy rains swept away homes, overwhelmed roads and prompted widespread rescues Tuesday in areas of Southern California left vulnerable by last month’s devastating wildfires.
At least 13 people died and many more were missing in the chaos as residents fled storm-ravaged areas of Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Hundreds of residents were under mandatory evacuation orders.