In California, the number of deaths due to landslides and floods increased to 18

Boulders block a road after a mudslide in Montecito, California, U.S. in this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, January 9, 2018. Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department/Handout via REUTERS
The number of flood victims and landslides in the southern part of California has grown to 18 people. This was reported on Friday by the Associated Press with reference to the sheriff of Santa Barbara County Bill Brown.

Previously, it was said that natural disasters killed 17 people, nearly 30 people were injured. On Friday, rescue personnel found the body of another person who died because of a landslide – a 87 year old man.

According to the authorities’ calculations, about 60 houses were destroyed, almost 450 damaged. Since Monday in Southern California, heavy rains have been raining, and evacuation of residents has been announced in several districts of the state. Some of them refused to leave their homes.