"As search and rescue efforts continue, Direct Relief is coordinating its response with the Santa Barbara County Public Health and Emergency Services Departments, as well as the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster". "It's crusty on top but soft underneath, so we're having to be very careful".
Many of the deaths and injuries occurred at locations that were not under mandatory evacuation for flooding, but weeks earlier, said areas were evacuated during a series of fires.
"All of my neighbors homes are like gutted", Winfrey said "The neighbors out back, their houses are gone".
DeGeneres broadcast the FaceTime call on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" where she described the experiences of the "tight-knit" community where 17 people have died and as of late Thursday eight people were still unaccounted for.
He did not believe, he said Thursday, that there are 43 more dead to be discovered, or even a figure close to that.
Meanwhile, the Thomas fire that denuded Santa Barbara's hillsides - the largest wildfire in California's recorded history - was finally, on Friday, reported 100 percent contained. "(Montecito) is beyond recognizable".
Rescue crews were busy sticking poles into thick muck, swollen creeks and tangled trees in search of five missing people while dogs sniffed for bodies.
Farrell runs back into his home and is heard talking to his mother about how the flood waters broke into their home, submerging their furniture and belongings in a layer of thick mud.
The aftermath in Montecito showed the destructive power of the debris flows: Home foundations swept bare, tangled piles of shattered debris, head-high boulders strewn about and the deaths of residents. Over the past decade, Rebecca Riskin, Dina Landi, Sarah Hanacek, Robert Riskin, and Jasmine Tennis have logged in excess of $2.17 billion in sales.
"We are anticipating that this will be in effect for at least a week", Brown said.
Cia Monroe said her family of four was lucky their home wasn't ruined and they were all healthy and safe, though her daughter lost one of her best friends. Those people aren't buying lunch or coffee, or filling up the gas tank on the way to work. He woke to the sound of pounding rain early Tuesday and went outside to investigate. "We are teamed up with partner agencies responding to this tragedy and are working 24/7 to make progress toward reopening U.S. 101 while being cooperative with the search efforts underway". The rains began just after she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes and gave a speech that had many on social media suggesting she should run for president in 2020. The muddy debris also lead to roads closing.
A 14-year-old girl was trapped for hours in mud-soaked rubble on Hot Springs Road and then pulled to safety in a triumphant moment.
Intense rain had pounded the fire-scorched mountains above Santa Barbara County and triggered the flood of mud and rocks.
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