One Week After Flooding In Santa Barbara County, Numbers Show 115 Homes Destroyed; FEMA Offering Aid
One week after Southern Santa Barbara County was hit by massive flooding, the death toll remains at 20 people, with three still missing. Highway 101 remains closed, as crews work around the clock to remove mud and debris. Earth movers are rumbling through the Montecito, Summerland, and Carpinteria areas as they claw through mountains of mud, and debris.
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Tuesday marks a week since the rain pounded Santa Barbara’s front country, sending torrents of water into Montecito and causing deadly flooding. The death toll stands at 20, with three still missing. Search and recovery efforts are continuing. 28 people were treated for injuries at South Coast hospitals, with seven still being treated, and two in critical condition. The latest numbers show that more than 110 homes were destroyed, and more than 240 houses damaged.
Authorities have released the names of the 20 people known to have been fatally injured in the January 9th flooding in Santa Barbara County.