8 dead in California mud slides

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.

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6 Responses to 8 dead in California mud slides

  1. S. B. says:

    First,God sent fire, then rain, then mud…..

  2. STW says:

    This is one of those normal catastrophes. As night follows day mudslides follow SoCal fires. My father ran a business outside San Bernardino at the confluence of the Santa Ana River, City Creek, and Alga (?) Creek. Their plan for weather like they’re having now was two inches thick. Most people just plan on it not raining.

  3. Rick says:

    Is this a location that had a mudslide in the past, and they rebuilt in the same location?

    • Wirecutter says:

      Probably not. Once you have a mudslide, all the dirt is gone and it takes decades if not centuries for it to build back up.

      • crazyeighter says:

        Plus, it complicates the title deed. “No, this is not your lot; your lot is a hundred yards downhill and fifty feet north.”

  4. Papa Guy says:

    California Sucks. You were right to scoot Kenny.

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