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California Mudslides Kill 15, Injure Nearly 30 And Trap Hundreds

Mudslides in Southern California have killed at least 15 people, injured nearly 30 and trapped hundreds in their homes.
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California Mudslides Kill 15, Injure Nearly 30 And Trap Hundreds

Dramatic rescues continue in California's Santa Barbara County, where mudslides wiped away anything in their path, including 100 homes.

The mudslides have killed at least 15 people and injured nearly 30 more. Officials say dozens of people are also still missing. 

In Montecito, thick debris trapped hundreds in the Romero Canyon area. Farther west, Oprah Winfrey posted a video of her home in Santa Barbara.

She says: "There used to be a fence right here. That's my neighbor's house, devastated ...."

On Wednesday, heavy construction equipment began plowing away the muddy mess left behind on California's 101 freeway.