Californians Contend With a Devastating Mudslide in Montecito

Mudslide in Montecito

In Santa Barbara County, hillsides in the Montecito area deforested by the recent fire became the scene of another tragedy yesterday. A sudden heavy downpour on January 9, 2018 created dangerous flows of loose soil and mud. A massive mudslide dislodged part of the remaining vegetation in its path and grew so strong it actually carried some homes completely off their foundations.

Tragic Losses