21st August 07:39 PM
At least 15 people dead in southern California mudslides
By Dhanjay Deo
Thursday 11/01/2018
The mudslides causing flooding in southern California

Rescue workers in southern California are searching for survivors after mudslides and flooding in which at least 15 people have died.

More than 30 miles of the main coastal road have been closed and police said the scene "looked like a World War One battlefield".

A group of 300 people are reportedly trapped in Romero Canyon neighbourhood east of Santa Barbara, with rescue efforts due to resume at daybreak.

The death toll is expected to rise.

More than 50 people have been rescued already but many places are still inaccessible. Several roads are closed, including the major Highway 101.

The first rain in months caused mudslides when it hit ground.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the risk of flooding stays "significantly higher" for up to five years after a wildfire.

Source: BBC

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