Parts of the major north-south highway Route 101 were closed in both directions and not expected to reopen until next week.
On Thursday, Santa Barbara sheriffBill Brown said of the missing, "We are certainly searching for a miracle right now". They carried one teenage girl on a stretcher who had been trapped in her flooded home for hours.
The death toll could rise, with rescue workers still picking through dozens of damaged and demolished homes in the search for survivors, Brown said. Mudslides and flows of debris brought by the region's first winter storm have stranded hundreds of people in Santa Barbara County.
The county set up an evacuation shelter at Santa Barbara City College, where some people showed up drenched in mud, and also provided a place for people to take their animals.
The number of missing after a Californiamudslide has fluctuated wildly, due to shifting definitions, the inherent uncertainty that follows a natural disaster, and just plain human error. Even though the fire started about a month ago, officials say that they don't expect for it to be fully contained until later in January. The wildfire left charred hillsides without vegetation cover to hold the heavy rainfall. "There will be more", Zaniboni said, adding that some of those brought to safety were buried in mud.
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