We had helicopters doing hoisting operations to rescue people that we were aware of as well continue to look for people who we are - were unaware of.
Authorities in Santa Barbara County yesterday were still trying to reach new areas and dig into the destruction to find dead, injured or trapped people after a powerful mudflow swept away dozens of homes.
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However, Democratic Whip and IL senator, Dick Durbin , was in the room during the meeting and confirmed the report . Dick Durbin of IL , who was in the meeting, said on Twitter that Trump used hate-filled, racist words repeatedly.
A major north-south highway along the coast, US Route 101, was closed in both directions and not expected to reopen until next week. He said those who perished range in age from three to 89 years old. Mudslides and flows of debris brought by the region's first winter storm have stranded hundreds of people in Santa Barbara County.
Jeff Gater, Santa Barbara County's emergency manager, told the Los Angeles Times the county did not use the cellphone alert system out of concern that it might not be taken seriously.
Natural disasters don't discriminate-meaning that even someone with as much wealth and power as Oprah Winfrey isn't immune from the disastrous effects of the flooding and mudslides that have been happening in Southern California since early Tuesday.
Brown said some of those on the missing list may simply have left the area before or after the mudslides or may just be out of touch with the family and friends looking for them.
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The December wildfires not only scorched away grass, shrubs and other vegetation that hold soil in place, but they also baked a waxy layer into the Earth that prevented the rains from being absorbed into the ground, Reuters explained.
Some local residents had to flee their homes due to the fires last month, and again this week because of the rain. Mud and debris littered roadways and blocked the main line of the Union Pacific Railroad through Montecito.
"I started hearing this roar right after I saw the fireball".
"Had we not gone over there, I don't think that kid would have [survived]", he added.
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In one tweet, Trump linked the program to a dossier that alleges his presidential campaign had ties to Russian Federation . He described the bill that passed as reaching a "very sensible balance".
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