Father, brother of girl, 14, rescued from mudslide still missing, friend says


Authorities have confirmed the names of the dead while five people are still missing after the early Tuesday mudslides ravaged this part of Southern California.

But Monroe said it was stressful after evacuating three times during the wildfire to be packing up a fourth time.

Devastating floods and mud flows were triggered Tuesday after heavy rain fell on areas recently burned in the massive Thomas fire, the largest wildfire in California history. "Rebecca was an exceptional woman, and her legacy will continue to live on and thrive through her children, Robert and Julia, her husband Ken Grand, and her namesake firm, Riskin Partners".

"We're going to tear them apart piece by piece and search each pile thoroughly and make sure there's nobody in there", Henzgen said.

"And there are families missing, there are people who are missing family members.it's catastrophic".

Searchers had checked most of the debris zone for victims and some were doubling back to leave no stone unturned Thursday when a crew ended up in the backyard of Bill Asher, who lost his palatial home and a similar one he was building next door.

Phillip Harnsberger crosses through mud from a flooded creek on Sheffield Drive in Montecito, Calif.

More than 29,000 people are under the evacuation orders which could last for at least a week.

"Each day we're making more progress in opening the streets and debris basins", said Tom Fayram, deputy director of County Flood Control, adding that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is at work and more equipment is arriving every hour.

The host opened her show talking to the audience about the devastation before she FaceTimed Winfrey, who lives in the same Santa Barbara County area as DeGeneres and her wife, Portia de Rossi.

"I am blessed and I am going to do whatever I can for the rest of the community", she said, "and we all just love the firefighters".

The mud and debris overwhelmed many homes and wiped some of them out.

"There are four juveniles on the list", he said.

'The dogs are barking, I wake up, and I can't believe the sky seems like it's on fire, ' Oprah explains to DeGeneres during the call. The school's headmaster, Michael Van Hecke, a friend of Rohter for more than 25 years, said: "Roy's life has been in service to his good, loving and ever-forgiving God". Her 12-year-old sister, Sawyer, previously died in the perilous conditions. "But we just feel lucky that we were able to get out and (are) alive".

"I thought I was dead there for a minute", Lauren Cantin, who was shivering and slathered in mud, later told rescuers. Two boat companies that normally take tourists out to Channel Islands National Park and on whale-watching excursions were ferrying people between the Ventura and Santa Barbara harbors. The rains began just after she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes and gave a speech that had many on social media suggesting she should run for president in 2020.

McTigue said half the team was in the same area last month helping defend structures from the Thomas Fire.

The authorities on Tuesday ordered evacuation and recommended that the residents move to high areas.

Alex Johnson reported from Los Angeles.