A San Diego Coast Guard crew rescued a family of five and their dogs after they had become trapped in their houses during mudslides in Santa Barbara County, California, on January 9, 2017. The mother, father, seven-year-old son, three-year-old daughter, a newborn baby and two dogs were transported to a staging area with Santa Barbara County emergency crews.
The Ventura County Air Unit shared a video of Air Squad 6's helicopter rescue of a victim who was swept away in their car by mud and debris after heavy rains in Santa Barbara County. The victim was hoisted up and then flown to ground personnel, the unit said in a tweet.
A storm delivered 2.38 inches of rain to downtown Sacramento on Monday, the most on Jan. 8 since the NWS began recording data in 1877. This video from Public Safety News shows city workers clearing leaves caught in storm drains, an RT bus going through a flooded area near the 65th Street light rail station and a Sacramento police car being towed after going through the same flooded area.
With steady rain over the past few days, a tree in the 2200 block of American Avenue couldn't stand any longer and came down on a Honda just outside the owner's house The tree, which was also on his property, took down an AT&T phone line when it fell. City crews cleaned up the mess.
Security camera footage captured the moment a gas main exploded Tuesday morning in Montecito as the region battled flooding and mudslides. Santa Barbara County fire spokesman Mike Eliason said that a gas main break earlier in the morning started a fire.
Firefighters rescued a girl from a mudslide in Montecito on Tuesday. At least five people died in mudflows in the town as heavy rain hammered southern California, local reports said. The 101 Freeway was shut down in the same area as the rain caused waist-high mudflows, the news report said. This footage shows firefighters rescuing the girl from the mudflow, as well as a search dog helping to look for victims.
Vehicles were stuck in mud as water and debris rushed down a hill in Burbank on Tuesday. Heavy rains swept through the area overnight, and the National Weather Service said rainfalls in excess of three inches could be expected by Tuesday night. Burbank police posted video of the mud rushing down Country Club Drive, which was an area officials had issued a voluntary evacuation order.
California Highway Patrol officers scrambled to rescue nearly 20 chickens that ran through freeway lanes on the 605 in the Norwalk area Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 after their cage fell from the back of a truck.
Ten-year-old amputee and wildfire survivor Lilly Biagini received a surprise from Harlem Globetrotter Zeus McClurkin at her school in Healdsburg. McClurkin recognized Lilly for her courage in the face of adversity after the Northern California wildfires destroyed her family’s home and belongings, including Lilly’s prosthetic legs. Since the fires, Lilly has received new legs. She proudly used them while learning classic Globetrotter tricks in front of hundreds of classmates at St. John the Baptist Catholic School. The Globetrotters play in Sacramento on Monday, Jan. 15 at 1 and 6 p.m. at Golden 1 Center.