Photos Capture Brutal Devastation Of California Mudslides

Streets turned to seething rivers. Buildings inundated with rubble. The lacerated chassis of left gondolas, drenched in mud.

As Southern California takes on the ponderous burden of cleaning up from what’s become a one-two pierce of destroying wildfires followed by heavy rains that compelled deadly mudslides, this is some of the detritus left behind.

In addition to the physical impairment, the floods have taken a human toll as well. Santa Barbara County administrators said Wednesday at least 15 beings are dead and 20 disabled thanks to the invasion of silt and water.

“The only commands I are actually think of to describe what it appeared[ like] was it was like a World War I battlefield, ” Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said Tuesday. “It was literally a carpet of clay and debris everywhere.”

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Water, slime and junk engulfed the first floor on the Montecito Inn in Montecito, California.

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Water, dirt and debris engulfed the first floor on the Montecito Inn in Montecito, California.

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Emergency personnels carry the status of women rescued from a collapsed house after a mudslide.

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Emergency personnels carry a woman rescued from a collapsed home after a mudslide.

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Mudslides marred a dwelling on Hot Springs Road in Montecito.

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Mudslides shattered a home on Hot Springs Road in Montecito.

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Boulders impede a superhighway after a mudslide.

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Boulders block a superhighway after a mudslide.

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Emergency personnels search through debris and damaged dwellings.

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Emergency personnel search through debris and impaired dwellings.

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Two automobiles showered downhill in a rain-driven mudslide in a neighborhood under mandatory expulsion in Burbank, California.

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Two automobiles washed downhill in a rain-driven mudslide in a neighborhood under obligatory emptying in Burbank, California.

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Mud replenished the interior of a auto destroyed in Burbank.

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Mud crowded the interior of a vehicle destroyed in Burbank.

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Emergency personnels search through debris and clay flow in Montecito.

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Emergency personnels search through debris and slime flowing in Montecito.

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A section of the Union Pacific Railroad is blocked by mudflow and debris in Montecito.

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A section of the Union Pacific Railroad is blocked by mudflow and debris in Montecito.

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A man is rescued from overflow irrigates and debris in Montecito.

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A man is rescued from flood waters and debris in Montecito.

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Emergency personnels escort people from inundate sprays.

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Emergency personnels escort people from torrent liquids.

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An overturned auto is mired in a tree in Montecito.

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An overturned car is involved in a tree in Montecito.

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Debris moves on the 101 superhighway in Montecito.

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Debris moves on the 101 street in Montecito.

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Abandoned vehicles are involved on the flooded roadway.

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Abandoned vehicles are mired on the flooded freeway.

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Mud and debris clog a street next to the Montecito Inn.

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Mud and debris impediment a artery next to the Montecito Inn.

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Journalists stand in ankle-deep dirt in Burbank.

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Journalists stand in ankle-deep clay in Burbank.

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Firefighters clear debris from a mudslide in Los Angeles.

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Firefighters clear debris from a mudslide in Los Angeles.

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A resident scoops mud in a Los Angeles neighborhood.

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A resident spades mud in a Los Angeles neighborhood.

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An abandoned automobile swims along the pike in Montecito.

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An vacated automobile swims along the road in Montecito.

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A Coast Guard helicopter headings to Montecito as a rainbow materializes.