Frustrations, tragedy mount for California mudslide town

Frustrations, tragedy mount for California mudslide town Photo: AP

January 13, 2018 12:51 AM

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Frustrations and dark discoveries mounted for a California town ravaged by a deadly and destructive mudslide.

Most of the people of Montecito are now under orders to stay out of town for two weeks.

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And search-and-rescue workers found the 18th person killed in the disaster, an 87-year-old man discovered Friday in his home.

Other crews toiled to clean up the massive wreckage of the slide and to repair power, water and gas lines.

The order to stay away was another difficult turn for those living in the Southern California town that has been subject to repeated evacuation orders in recent weeks, first because of a monster wildfire last month, then because of downpours and mudslides.

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By KRYSTA FAURIA and BRIAN MELLEY

(Copyright 2018 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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