At least 15 people have been killed in mudslides in Southern California, after heavy rains pushed mud and debris through parts of Montecito, located in Santa Barbara County.
This is the same area that was hit hard by the Thomas fire mere weeks ago. According to Santa Barbara County Fire Department spokesman Mike Eliason, the heavy rain pushed mud and large boulders through the residential area.
At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, authorities said that at least 25 other people were injured and 50 people were rescued by crews in the air and on the ground.
Eliason said, "It's going to be worse than anyone imagined for our area. Following our fire, this is the worst-case scenario." (Los Angeles Times)