California mudslide nightmare: Homes destroyed, lives lost

The mudslides that ravaged neighborhoods in Southern California have killed more than a dozen people, turning homes into piles of muck and debris.

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    A mudslide pounded the town Montecito, Santa Barbara County, northwest of Los Angeles

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    Hundreds of searchers continued digging through knee-deep ooze Thursday looking for survivors

    Santa Barbara News-Press
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    Rescue crews worked up to 12 hours a day and risked stepping on nails, shattered glass, or being exposed to raw sewage and leaking gas

    Santa Barbara News-Press
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    The heavy rains that spawned mudslides in Southern California on Tuesday killed at least 17 people leaving a path of destruction

    Santa Barbara News-Press
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    The mudslides are the result of a powerful rainstorm that hit the state’s southern region on Monday

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    Officials said that at least 21,000 people have been evacuated as a result of the mudslides

    Santa Barbara News-Press
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    Searchers from around the state continue to dig through the mud and wreckage left by the flash flooding

    Santa Barbara News-Press
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    Mud and leftover debris was sent down hillsides that were burned by the Thomas Fire

    Santa Barbara News-Press
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    People in Montecito had counted themselves lucky last month after the biggest wildfire in California history spared the town

    Santa Barbara News-Press
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