The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office reports this afternoon that up to 43 people are still missing from Tuesday's mudslides as rescuers continue to search through Montecito's massive debris field; this morning the report had been eight missing. The casualty numbers are expected to rise.
Los Angeles Times
A wildfire in Santa Barbara County, California doubles in size overnight to 4,000 acres. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office says mandatory evacuations remain in effect for areas such as El Capitan State Beach. The blaze was currently 5% contained, according to Los Padres National Forest officials. 2016-06-17 (Context: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office)
Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit reports that Tropical Storm Erika has left at least 12 dead and more than 20 missing. Erika deposited almost 12 inches of rain in less than 10 hours and caused extensive damage across the island as floods wiped out roads, swamped villages, and started mudslides. 2015-08-28 (Context: mudslides)
American comedian Jonathan Winters dies at the age of 87 in Montecito, California. 2013-04-11 (Context: Montecito's)
Emergency teams in Guatemala resume rescue efforts after mudslides bury dozens of people. 2010-09-6 (Context: mudslides)
A powerful storm in California, United States, causes the evacuation of at least 200 homes in threat of mudslides, and knocks out power for 65,000 customers. One fatality is reported in Kern County. 2010-01-19 (Context: mudslides)
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