The number of victims of landslides in California has grown to 13 people
Moscow. January 10. INTERFAX.RU — At least 13 people died as a result of landslides in California, reports CNN. Earlier it was reported about five victims.
Local authorities do not exclude that the death toll could rise. Rescuers continue search operation.
Mostly the result of heavy rains that caused mudslides, damaged the County Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, where the homes of many American celebrities. As a result of the disaster, some flooded roads, fallen trees and ruined houses.
Emergency personnel carry a mudslide victim who was rescued from a collapsed house in Montecito, Calif., on Jan. 9. At least 13 people were killed and homes were torn from their foundations on Tuesday as downpours sent mud and boulders roaring down hills stripped of vegetation by a gigantic wildfire that raged in Southern California last month, the Associated Press reports. Rescue crews used helicopters to pluck people from rooftops because debris blocked roads, and firefighters pulled a mud-caked 14-year-old girl from a collapsed Montecito home where she had been trapped for hours. “I thought I was dead for a minute there,” the girl could be heard saying, on video posted by KNBC-TV, before she was taken away on a stretcher. Photograph by Kenneth Song—Santa Barbara News-Press/@reuters
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Before the power of Santa Barbara recommended that tens of thousands of local residents to leave their homes because of the danger of floods and landslides.