U.S. 101 freeway remains underwater on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, as clean-up crews work to clear the roads throughout Montecito following the deadly mudflow and flooding Jan. 9. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
U.S. 101 freeway remains underwater on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, as clean-up crews work to clear the roads throughout Montecito following the deadly mudflow and flooding Jan. 9. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP) Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department AP
U.S. 101 freeway remains underwater on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, as clean-up crews work to clear the roads throughout Montecito following the deadly mudflow and flooding Jan. 9. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP) Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department AP

I survived the California fires and mudslides. Here’s why I don’t leave

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