Before and after California’s mudslides

Rescue teams are stability to hunt for survivors in southern California after a series of mudslides killed 17 people and swept divided some-more than 100 homes.


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AFTER: Randall Road, Montecito

Randall Road Montecito, after mudslides

BEFORE: Randall Road, Montecito

Randall Road, Montecito, before

Run-off from complicated rain caused extinction in Santa Barbara County, with officials observant sand was waist-deep in some areas.

In the upmarket community of Montecito, some homes were swept from their foundations.

The area is home to a series of celebrities, including actor Rob Lowe, discuss show horde Ellen DeGeneres and TV celebrity and actor Oprah Winfrey.


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AFTER: East Valley Lane, Montecito

Montecito, East Valley Lane after the mudslides

BEFORE: East Valley Lane, Montecito

Montecito, East Valley Lane before the mudslides

Parts of the major north-south highway Route 101 were sealed in both directions and not approaching to free until next week.

Route 101, before the mudslides

Route 101, after the mudslides

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Why did the mudslides happen?

Heavy downpours hit belligerent that had been burned by wildfires that took hold in December.

Burned foliage and charred dirt create a repellent covering which prevents this rainwater from being absorbed.

Together with the detriment of vegetation, this can boost the risk of mudslides and floods.

Where was affected?

Santa Barbara County has been badly affected, with thousands forced to leave their homes. For many this was the second time in two months after fires scorched the area last month.

The emergency services announced an ostracism zone, observant anyone moving around the area would be in the way of rescuers and would be theme to arrest.

Helicopters have also been transporting people out of the Romero Canyon neighborhood, where about 300 people were cut off after a large waste upsurge blocked the highway into the area.

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