Mudslide Kills 17 in Santa Barbara County as Search for Survivors Continues

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Workers use heavy equipment to move mud and debris following a devastating mudslide on January 11, 2018 in Montecito, California.  (Photo: Justin Sulliavan/Getty Images)

At least 17 people have died and 43 remain missing after heavy rain caused massive mudslides in Santa Barbara County on Tuesday. The slides also destroyed at least 50 homes and damaged 450 more in Santa Barbara County. We'll get the latest on the disaster and find out how burned out areas of the North Bay can avoid a similar catastrophe.


Kathryn Barnes, producer, Santa Barbara

Laura Sullivan-Green, assistant professor, civil and environmental engineering, San Jose State University