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6 killed, several stranded in California mudslide

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The six people were found dead in County and 50 people had been rescued from the area.

"Six homes near the coastal community of were wiped away from their foundations by mudflow and debris," quoted County as saying.

The deaths were reported in the and Carpinteria areas northwest of Los Angeles, which were severely hit by flooding and a debris flow, with the Office of Emergency Services confirmed to

About three to four airships have been sent for rescue operations, the said, adding that it will withdraw the if it finds any drone in the area.

Many people stranded in have been rescued throughout the day.

Montecito is home to many Hollywood celebrities, including and

"I've loved being part of the Montecito community," DeGeneres wrote on "I send love to all the families and the amazing rescue workers braving these mudslides."

Rain is expected to intensify further in Santa Barbara and Montecito area.

"More flooding possible Montecito/Carpinteria," a message on Santa Barbara County's website reads. "Leave debris flow areas now. Go to high ground," reported.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 03:25 IST