montecito - Heavy rainfall in the south of the US state of California has killed at least thirteen people. Streets of the coastal village of Montecito, north of Los Angeles, were buried by mudslides and debris, reports the Los Angeles Times. Another twenty-five people were injured.
Rescue workers search for victims between the rubble and the fallen trees. According to the fire department, it was a matter of minutes that the rain caused mudslides on the nearby slopes and flooded a river. A spokesperson for the Santa Barbara County fire brigade speaks of a disaster scenario.
The same region was ravaged by huge wildfires less than a few weeks ago. In the region in the west of the USA, a lot of vegetation was lost. More than a thousand houses and other buildings were destroyed by the natural fires.