California Mudslides

Heavy rain led to flooding and mudslides in California, killing at least a dozen people.

More than a dozen deaths are being blamed on powerful mudslides around southern California. It’s the same area which went up in flames during December’s massive wildfires. Without vegetation to absorb the water, those charred lands have left low-lying areas vulnerable to flooding and mudslides. Crews spent much of Tuesday rescuing people stuck in the mud. Even more had to be pulled out by helicopter. Conditions got so bad, authorities had to order new evacuations, forcing some people to drive right into the flowing rivers of mud. Trees, boulders and other debris poured onto highway 101, a major link between Ventura and Santa Barbara., and t’s not expected to re-open for at least two or three days.