Montecito flooding death toll rises to 17; 100 homes destroyed

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The death toll in weather-related incidents in Santa Barbara County has risen to 17 by Wednesday, after a storm led to dangerous mudflows that destroyed 100 homes and damaged at least 300 others in wildfire burn areas.

Santa Barbara County Fire Department officials confirmed the number of fatalities rose from 13 to 15 overnight. Then another two deaths were added to the toll in an afternoon press conference.

The fatality figure could increase as at least 17 people were considered still missing as search-and-rescue efforts continued.


Montecito flooding death toll rises to 17; 100 homes destroyed

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