At least six people are killed by mudslides following heavy overnight rains in areas of Santa Barbara County, California, where last month's wildfires destroyed forests and destabilized the land.
A powerful storm hammered California's Santa Barbara County with heavy rain, triggering deadly flooding and mud flows, especially in the community of Montecito.
- NBC News
- The New York Times
- More evacuations are ordered as surging Santa Ana winds drive the 40-percent contained Thomas Fire, now the third-largest in California history, further westward in Santa Barbara County.
- 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.
- Cleanup continues after the Refugio Oil Spill at Refugio State Beach along the coast of Santa Barbara County, California.
- Floods and mudslides in Brazil kill 19 people and render 186,000 others homeless.
- Japanese rescue squads resume the search for missing people after the 2008 Iwate earthquake including seven people feared buried by a mudslide at a hot springs hotel in mountains outside the town of Kurihara, Miyagi.