Family of five rescued from debris of home following California mudslides

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At least 13 people have died in deadly mudslides in California after torrential rain sent boulders and mud coursing down the slopes above a residential community in Santa Barbara.

"We are still very much in active search and rescue mode", Elms said in a phone interview.

"That's a fear, Elms said". "While we hope it will not", Sheriff Brown added.

A massive operation is also under way to rescue 300 people who are stranded in a canyon, and helicopters borrowed from the U.S. coast guard are being used to airlift them out.

Most deaths were believed to have occurred in Montecito, Santa Barbara County spokesman David Villalobos said.

A 14-year-old girl was also rescued from the mud after being trapped for hours.

The most impacted area has been Montecito, the wealthiest community in Santa Barbara county.

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Mud fills the interior of a auto destroyed in a rain-driven mudslide in a neighborhood under mandatory evacuation in Burbank, California, January 9, 2018.

Some undamaged businesses closed as they lacked water, gas and other supplies to operate. "We are quite lucky". Montecito got more than a half-inch in five minutes, while Carpinteria received 0.86 inches in 15 minutes.

Damaged homes, mud and debris near Randall Road.

She posted another video to Instagram on Wednesday showing damage to her home's back yard.

Dave Zaniboni says crews are making rescues across the foothill enclave of Montecito northwest of Los Angeles.

Already, the incident is deadlier than the 2005 California mudslide - which took place only 20 miles from Tuesday's disaster.

Southern California has only begun to recover from half a dozen major infernos, including the Thomas Fire, which became the state's largest wildfire in history while turning paradise into a "war zone" and raging through the holidays. The fires burned away grass and shrubs that held the soil in place and also baked a waxy layer into the earth that prevents water from sinking deeply into the ground.

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