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15 dead in California mudslides

Search for survivors continues after a day of deadly mudslides in Southern California.

Posted: Jan. 10, 2018 9:36 AM
Updated: Jan. 10, 2018 9:47 AM

(NBC News) At least 15 people are dead after a day of deadly mudslides near Santa Barbara, California.

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Rescue crews continue to comb through the community of Montecito, searching for at least two dozen people still missing.

"We had four feet of mud, raging through, counter high through my house," one survivor said.

More than 100 rescues were carried out after residents failed to heed evacuation warnings.

The mudslides struck in near an area devastated by wildfires earlier this year, triggered when torrential rains poured down on the ash and loose soil left behind by the fires.

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