In a Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo, emergency workers rescue a 14-year-old girl, right, after she was trapped inside a home destroyed by a mudslide in Montecito, Calif., Jan. 9, 2018. Drenching rain sent mud roaring down the hillsides of Santa Barbara County on Tuesday, killing at least five people, carrying houses off their foundations, snapping telephone poles and wrapping vehicles around trees, the authorities said.
In a Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo, emergency workers rescue a 14-year-old girl, right, after she was trapped inside a home destroyed by a mudslide in Montecito, Calif., Jan. 9, 2018. Drenching rain sent mud roaring down the hillsides of Santa Barbara County on Tuesday, killing at least five people, carrying houses off their foundations, snapping telephone poles and wrapping vehicles around trees, the authorities said. MIKE ELIASON/Santa Barbara County Fire Department NYT
In a Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo, emergency workers rescue a 14-year-old girl, right, after she was trapped inside a home destroyed by a mudslide in Montecito, Calif., Jan. 9, 2018. Drenching rain sent mud roaring down the hillsides of Santa Barbara County on Tuesday, killing at least five people, carrying houses off their foundations, snapping telephone poles and wrapping vehicles around trees, the authorities said. MIKE ELIASON/Santa Barbara County Fire Department NYT

My disaster relief agency is based near Montecito. Now disaster has hit home.

January 12, 2018 04:30 AM

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