Five People Missing After California Mudslides; Thomas Fire Finally Out


Prior to hopping on the phone with Oprah, Ellen, visibly upset during the show, told her audience: "After everything we've been through I think a lot of people thought they were just being overly cautious, but exactly what they feared happened".

The drenching storm that triggered the disaster gave way to sunny skies, as hundreds of searchers carefully combed a messy landscape strewn with hazards. But, he said, "The likelihood is increasing that we'll be finding bodies, not survivors". "The mud is acting like a candy shell on ice cream. But we just feel lucky that we were able to get out and (are) alive". The muddy debris also lead to roads closing. They used long-handled tools to search the muck in the painstaking task.

Up to, Santa Barbara County officials said Thursday after scouring social media accounts and message boards for details on missing persons, according to the Los Angeles Times. We extend honest condolences to his family and all who knew him as a colleague and friend. It swelled to 43 missing people a day earlier, but many of those people were found, having been cut off from communication without power or cellphone signal, Brown said.

"It was like a construction crew came in and wiped it, it was clean", Weimer said in a telephone interview Friday. "When those go down, you have to leave".

The fire erupted December 4 in Ventura County, destroying hundreds of homes before it spread into Santa Barbara County and threatened more communities including Montecito.

In addition, eight commercial buildings were destroyed and 20 were damaged.

Amid a field of debris out of a movie in the small California town of Montecito on Thursday stood Oprah Winfrey, communicating via FaceTime with Ellen DeGeneres about the horrors that the community connecting the two television legends has seen in a very short span of time.

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Current estimates suggest there are still more than 6,000 people in "moderate" danger zones, more than 3,300 in "low" danger zones and just less than 1,000 living in "high" danger zones. She then praised the firefighters and her "tight-knit" community. She and her newborn were hoisted to safety, followed by the rest of the family. Kelly Weimer spoke to her parents on Monday. Tige said he was checking the downspouts of his home around 3:30 a.m. when the storm picked up.

"They're an adorable couple, and they were in love with their house".

Marin County fire Battalion Chief and team member Graham Groneman said they are glad to use their skills to aid the community.

People in Montecito had counted themselves lucky last month after the biggest wildfire in California history spared the town. Together with the loss of vegetation, this leads to an increased risk of mudslides and floods.

"Our home has been severely damaged, but we are safe, and so thankful for that and for the first responders who are working tirelessly to save people", he said.

"One of the things that I want to talk about is you know, weve had these bad fires all over California and one of the hardest hit areas is where I live in Montecito". REBECCA RISKIN, 61:Riskin was a real estate agent and founder of Riskin Partners. He woke to the sound of pounding rain early Tuesday and went outside to investigate.

The television host and comedian said she evacuated from her home during both disasters. When it was over, the Mitchell home was gone, washed down the road toward the ocean.