Water Gushes Through Montecito as 'Major Storm' Prompts Evacuations

Authorities issued immediate evacuations in Montecito, California, on Monday, January 9, the five-year anniversary of a deadly mudslide in the region that claimed 23 lives, after heavy floods hit the area.

The National Weather Service said a “major storm” would impact southwest California through Tuesday, January 10, and bring widespread flooding to the region.

This footage shows water spilling down Olive Mill Road and a gushing creek in Montecito. Credit: @DistrictCraig via Storyful

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