'Window closing' to find survivors in U.S. mudslide

'Window closing' to find survivors in U.S. mudslide

Authorities have released the names of 17 people killed by mudslides in California.

The team was requested by authorities in Santa Barbara County earlier Wednesday, the spokeswoman said.

Devastating floods and mud flows were triggered Tuesday after heavy rain fell on areas recently burned in the massive Thomas fire, the largest wildfire in California history.

The search for additional possible victims is continuing.

The eighteenth victim, an 87-year-old man, was found dead in his home on Friday, the Associated Press reported.

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.

A mud-caked 14-year-old girl was among the dozens rescued on the ground Tuesday.

Both women's husbands and Fabiola's two-year-old son of were hospitalized with injuries, Ramos said. He searched through debris at her now-destroyed home until receiving confirmation of her death. Seventeen people dead, 28 injured, eight missing.

The number of confirmed fatalities remains at 17.

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The number of people missing after the deadly mudslides in Montecito, California, has surged to 48.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office made a plea for information on any of the missing residents, while acknowledging that finding anyone alive would be a "miracle".

"I've been seeing the reports of people watching the vehicle just wash away with the mud, so it's fast moving, it's different and the clean up process as well, so I'm happy to be out there and to serve and see how the Red Cross responds to this type of disaster", Archangelo said.

Anderson says the number of personnel searching ravaged neighborhoods has doubled over the past day to 1,250.

County emergency manager Jeff Gater tells the Los Angeles Times that the alert issued around 3:50 a.m. Tuesday was sent because of deteriorating conditions and followed one issued by the National Weather Service. "Sunday night, Portia and I got a call that we're under mandatory evacuation again with most of the community of Montecito", she said during her show.

Hundreds of searchers are still hunting for survivors of the flash flooding and mudslides near Santa Barbara, California.

The search for victims of the disaster has carried on in Montecito, where crews are labouring to fix power, water and gas lines as well as clean up massive debris.

But the sheriff's office had to walk back that conclusion a few hours later when they learned it was a different John Keating found at the hospital, and the one they were seeking was still missing.

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