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Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 9:41
Southern California mudslides: 17 dead
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Hundreds of rescuers are combing wreckage in Southern California for more than a dozen people missing after mudslides that have killed 17 people.

Another 28 injuries have been reported in Santa Barbara County following the deluge that overwhelmed an area scorched by wildfires last month.

More than 100 homes were destroyed, and another 300 have been damaged.

A damaged home is seen in Montecito, California, on Wednesday, January 10. Heavy rains unleashed deadly mudslides Tuesday that damaged or swept away dozens of homes in Southern California.
Mud fillls a street Tuesday in Burbank, California, destroying cars and damaging property.
Debris surrounds a house Wednesday in Montecito, California.
The remains of a car are jammed against muddy debris Tuesday in Montecito in Santa Barbara County.
Mud-covered woman being lifted by four emergency responders
boulder on road
Randall Road Montecito, after mudslides

On Instagram, Oprah Winfrey said her property had escaped the worst as she toured the scene, but described the house next door as "devastated".



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