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Summary: ‘ Crews marked just where bodies were found, often far away from a home and used that information to guess where residents of a nearby home might’ve ended up as the surging mud carried, or buried them. This season, Oprah Winfrey began reporting as a special contributor to “60 Minutes.” “Crews that showed up at the final end of the road just where the mud started could might possibly hear screaming,” he said. They were able to force the door closed, and stuck it out till sunrise, when they got out.” You never know exactly what the human body is capable of.” “No mother, or father, husband or wife has to drive by there and wonder, ‘When is my loved one going to be came across there?'” Hots said.

Rescue crews worked up to 12 hours a day, and risked stepping on nails or shattered glass or being exposed to raw sewage, or dealing with leaking gas, Page said. A Montecito resident who managed to grab his cellphone, and capture a raging mudslide coming down his block told CBS Los Angeles it was “two hours of hell.” “I talked to them at about four in the morning,” he said. Most of the unexpected emergency situation professionals I know work themselves to demise trying to find people.” Both he, and Page said even finding the dead is gratifying because it offers a sense of closure to grieving relatives. Post-mudslide devastation is seen in Montecito, California on January 10, 2018  He recalled a sea of mud, accordingly thick that crews had trouble slogging through it, or so watery it was care for quicksand.

Destroyed residences are seen along San Ysidro Creek following mudslides in Montecito, California, on January 10, 2018 “We’ve gotten multiple reports of rescuers falling through manholes that were covered with mud, swimming pools that were covered up with mud,” said Anthony Buzzerio, a Los Angeles County fire battalion chief. — Hundreds of searchers went on the grueling work Thursday of hunting, for survivors, and digging up bodies in the sea of mud and wreckage left by flash flooding in this wealthy coastal enclave. Another man, Devon Crail, 39, of Santa Barbara returned to his parents’ home Wednesday to gather together belongings, and medication they were not able to take with them when they managed to depart that morning. It’s crusty on top, but soft underneath accordingly we are having to be very careful.” Search-and-rescue teams from all over with California were working their way through the muck, and wreckage of Montecito, a wealthy enclave of 9,00 people northwest of Los Angeles that’s home to celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey.

It all has to be done on foot,” said Deputy Dan Page, chief of the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which sent chip in to the scene….Read The Full Article Here

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