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Rescues Underway After Debris Flows in California

9 Jan 2018, 10:39 am

Multiple people were rescued in California Tuesday morning after heavy rain caused mudslides and debris flows to different parts of the states.

Firefighters rescued a 14-year-old girl after she was trapped for hours inside a home destroyed in Montecito.

The Sacramento Fire Department shared a video of them rescuing a woman in floodwaters this morning:

And others in Montecito:

Woman Rescued in Montecito, CA

Multiple rescues were underway this morning due to the debris flows and mudslides in California… This one comes from Montecito, California.

Posted by WeatherNation on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Local news reported that at least five people had been killed from the mudslides in Montecito. Major roads were shut down and houses were destroyed due to the mudslides.

Flash Flood Warnings were issued for portions of Southern California. Heavy rain is triggering mudslides on the burn scarred areas from previous wildfires.

 

As of early Tuesday morning, rain totals had exceeded four inches in some spots.

The heaviest rain was seen last night into early this morning, and scattered showers are still expected throughout the rest of Tuesday.

For the current look of the radar, click here.

 

 

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