Death Toll Up To 19 In Montecito Flooding; Five Still Missing

The death toll has now reached 19 as a result of this week’s flooding in Santa Barbara County. Authorities say the body of 25 year old Morgan Corey was found Saturday. Her 12 year old sister Sawyer had already been identified as a victim of the disaster. Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown says the number of those considered missing is down to five.

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While the focus for the last week has been on evacuations in the Southern Santa Barbara County area due to the deadly flooding in the Montecito area, other parts of the region were also under evacuation orders.

On Saturday, evacuation orders were lifted for the Sherpa, Whittier, and Alamo burn zones.  No major problems were reported in those areas.

The death toll has now reached 19 as a result of this week’s flooding in Santa Barbara County.

Authorities say the body of 25 year old Morgan Corey was found Saturday. Her 12 year old sister Sawyer had already been identified as a victim of the disaster. Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown says the number of those considered missing is down to five.

An army of search and rescue workers is continuing efforts Saturday to look for possible survivors of Tuesday's deadly flooding in Santa Barbara.

The death toll remains at 18 people, with seven listed as missing.  The number of missing has changed all week long. 

More than two thousand people are now involved in efforts from search and rescue to assessing damage in the Montecito area.

For some, the last week has been a nightmare, as they have lost family members, friends, and homes to the Santa Barbara County flooding.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco has some of their stories.

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