At least five people are dead in mudslides in Southern California.
A overnight storm in SoCal triggered flooding and mudslides in Santa Barbara County, shutting down 30 miles of Highway 101.
Santa Barbara County public information officer Mike Eliason told the Los Angeles Times that a heavy band of rain swept in off the Pacific around 2:30 a.m..”Waist-high” mud flows knocked at least three homes from their foundations.
Emergency crews rushed in to help people trapped in their homes and cars, and assist with several missing-person reports.
— Fabiola Ramirez (@_FabRamirez) January 9, 2018