September 20, 2018

'Window closing' as search expands for missing in California mudslide

'Window closing' as search expands for missing in California mudslideBy Alex Dobuzinskis MONTECITO, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescue crews expanded their search on Friday for at least five people missing after mudslides in southern California that killed at least 17 people, damaged hundreds of buildings and caked highways with sludge. About 1,250 emergency workers raced against the clock to find survivors with drones, heavy equipment and sniffer dogs in the rescue and clean-up efforts, the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services said. There’s been plenty of cases where they’ve found people a week after," Santa Barbara County Fire Department spokesman Mike Eliason said on a muddy Montecito street that was especially hard hit by the mudslide.


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