Up to 19 people increased the number of deaths during the descent of landslides in southern California, the Associated Press reported on Saturday.

Previously it was known from 17 victims of the elements.

Five people are still missing. The search operation continues for five days, it involves about 2 thousand people.

Meanwhile, according to forecasts, next week in the south of the state will again rain, which can lead to new landslides.

Most of all as a result of torrential rains that caused mudflows, the counties of Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, where many American celebrities live, suffered. As a result of the impact of the elements, some roads were flooded, trees were tumbled down.

A hundred or so of the houses were destroyed, several hundred were seriously damaged.