13 Dead; Firefighters Rescue Trapped Teen Girl from Mudslide

 

WHAT WE KNOW

  • Thirteen people are confirmed dead following a powerful overnight storm that swept through Santa Barbara County and unleashed flooding and mudslides that carried boulders and debris through neighborhoods and wiping out at least six homes.
  • An unidentified 14 year-old girl was rescued by firefighters when the girl was trapped in the rubble of her home in Montecito.
  • The heavy rain triggered the mudslides as well as several freeway closures, in areas that were charred by recent fires.
  • At least 25 others were injured in the county and around 50 people have been rescued, thousands flee the area.
  • Between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m., emergency dispatchers received about 600 calls.


 
 
 
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