Southern California Hillsides Remain Vulnerable After Deadly Mudslides
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Southern California Hillsides Remain Vulnerable After Deadly Mudslides

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A firefighter searches for people trapped in mudslide debris on Jan. 10 in Montecito, Calif. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Search and rescue efforts continue in Santa Barbara County, Calif., after deadly mudslides killed at least 17 people and destroyed dozens of homes.

Flash floods swept down hillsides recently devastated by wildfires, highlighting the heightened risk of mudslides after firefighters contained the flames. Officials say 43 people are still missing, and experts are warning that more rainfall could cause more destruction.

Charles Crail lives in

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Southern California Hillsides Remain Vulnerable After Deadly Mudslides

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