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14 January 2018, 02:09 | Opal Carroll
Coroner Releases Names of 17 People Killed in Montecito Floods
Triggered by heavy rains, the massive slides struck before dawn on Tuesday, local time.
A member of the Long Beach Search and Rescue team looks for survivors in a vehicle in Montecito.
NeoTract, a maker of devices used in the medical field of urology, has launched a fundraising page asking for financial support for the family of Kim Cantin.
His house was destroyed by the mudslide that buried his daughter for hours before firefighters could rescue her.
Josephine Gower, 69, died when she opened the door to her home, her son, Hayden Gower, told NBC station KSBY.
Bleckel had previously been listed as missing.
A luxury sports auto is covered in mud and debris caused by a massive mudflow in Montecito, California, January 10, 2018.
The mudslide swept through the coastal community of Montecito on Tuesday morning. After moving to Montecito in the mid-1980s she found her true calling as the first lady of luxury real estate.
Riskin Partners described its founder as a renowned businesswoman whose "knowledge, strength and work ethic were eclipsed only by her unending grace, warmth and kindness".
Rescuers have searched frantically for the missing after rivers of mud and boulders floodedthrough neighborhoods in and nearMontecito, an affluent seaside community east of Santa Barbara, demolishing homes and leaving roads impassable.
"At this moment we are still looking for live victims", Santa Barbara Fire Capt. Gary Pitney said Thursday as about 15 searchers climbed through the rubble in the backyard of a destroyed home while rescue dogs swam through thick water trying to pick up a human scent.
The number of missing after a California mudslide has fluctuated wildly, due to shifting definitions, the inherent uncertainty that follows a natural disaster, and just plain human error.
Anderson says the number of confirmed fatalities remains at 17.
"We were expecting rain this week and usually we're grateful for rain, especially in California, but not after the largest fire in the history of California", she continued.
Gater tells the Times more than 200,000 emails and other warnings were issued, but the county decided not to use the push alert system to cellphones out of concern that it might not be taken seriously. About 10,000 people are under mandatory evacuation orders.
"The mud was unleashed in the dead of night by flash flooding in the steep, fire-scarred Santa Ynez Mountains".
"Crews continue to search buildings and debris flows for trapped victims". "The flash flood is right there!" Another 17 were still reported missing.
Authorities had warned that destructive floods were likely because areas scorched by California's wildfires previous year stripped the region of much of its water-absorbing soil and foliage.
The "Finding Dory" actress went on to add that she considers the area her "home", and become emotional as she spoke about the devastation.
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