What Happened? The Deadly Montecito Mudslides
The devastating effects of the wildfires in Southern California last year have created the perfect conditions for deadly mudslides and floods. According to ABC, “Heavy rain unleashed flash floods and debris flow in the southern part of California Tuesday, just weeks after several wildfires torched the area. At least 17 people have died, another 8 are missing and more than two dozen are injured in the Golden State from weather-related incidents, according to Santa Barbara County officials.” This disaster took place in the same community in Montecito where just last month, firefighters battled the largest wildfire in the state’s history.