County of Santa Barbara

Heavy rainfall triggered destructive mudslides in Montecito, near Santa Barbara, around 2 a.m. on January 9. Officials confirmed at least 20 people died after being caught in crushed homes, flash floods or debris flows. Highway 101 is closed in both directions between the junction of SR 150 and Milpas Street in downtonw Santa Barbara, a 30-mile stretch of highway; Caltrans says Highway 101 won’t be reopened until at least January 22.