California Weather Won’t Let Up

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It seems like the weather in southern California just will not give residents a break.

The weather in California has always shown to be extreme. From major droughts to majors fires to now major rain and mudslides. Montecito has been evacuated.

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My beautiful home town of Montecito…. Where my roots were placed, where my mother raised me and my family. Completely under water. I really can't believe it. I am praying and thinking so much for our friends in the hospital and their families that are still missing. For our horses, dogs, cats-all animals- that gave us happiness, who are now searching for a dry place to lay their heads.. our elementary school… The freeway to drive to school and where @mini_jk_imbig and I would walk after school.. under water. My heart is broken…. I remember when something similar happened in La Conchita about 12 years ago, so close to us and how much it took to rebuild… I can't imagine how Montecito feels now. I am so sorry. As always- Please send websites for donations. I'm ready to help. Thank you to the rescue, fire fighters and security teams in SB for staying strong and your hard work to pull out anybody and anything in sight. My love is with you so deeply SB.

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There have been about 100 homes that have been taken by the mudslides along with cars. There have sadly been about 17 deaths reported and many more missing currently.

Rescue crews have been working to help get people out of the area. In some places, the water comes up to the roofs of some houses. This mudslide came quickly and unexpectedly after one of the biggest wildfires stripped the mountains of trees which helps in the ease of rocks and mud to come tumbling down to destroy houses.

Ellen DeGeneres on Twitter

This is the street in front of our house. I don’t know anything about our house yet. I’m heartbroken for our community of Montecito. I’m devastated for the families who lost loved ones. I’m grateful to all the rescue workers. Please send love to Montecito.

Residents were warned to evacuate, but it was not mandatory and many people did not see the danger in staying. Hopefully, things calm down soon and people who are currently missing are found safe. Follow the below links to help donate to the victims.

Jessica Piffero on Twitter

Joy and her owner were evacuated this morning due to landslides in the area. At the @RedCrossCoast shelter at SBCC, they have a safe place to wait out the storm. #CAStorm #ThomasFire #CAwx