January Storm Photos: Southern California Mudslides Leave Path of Destruction

The first major storms of winter moved into Southern California Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. The storm brought rain to areas that burned in the December wildfires, causing debris flows and flooding.

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A stretch of the 101 Freeway remained closed Monday, Jan. 16, 2018, following a powerful winter storm a week prior. Officials hope to have the freeway reopened by Monday, Jan. 22.
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A sign is swallowed by floodwater and mud as a powerful storm moved through Montecito, California, on Jan. 9, 2018.
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A powerful storm dumped mud and floodwater as it moved through Montecito, California, on Jan. 9, 2018.
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A look at damage Tuesday Jan. 9, 2018 in Montecito.
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A flooded area in Carpinteria Tuesday Jan. 9, 2018.
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There was extensive flooding and debris flows around Highway 192 as rain continued to batter the Montecito area, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.
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There was extensive flooding and debris flows around Highway 192 as rain continued to batter the Montecito area Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.
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Boulders and mud swept through a Montecito neighborhood, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, due to overnight downpours.
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Boulders and mud swept through a Montecito neighborhood, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, due to overnight downpours.
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Boulders and mud swept through a Montecito neighborhood Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, due to overnight downpours.
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Boulders and mud swept through a Montecito neighborhood Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, due to overnight downpours.
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A street flooded in Summerland Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, after overnight downpours.
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Firefighters rescue a 14-year-old girl from a Montecito home destroyed in a mudslide Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.
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A car damaged in a crash early Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, on the 101 Freeway in Santa Barbara County.
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Damaging mud and debris flows were reported Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Santa Barbara County.
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Firefighters rescue a woman from a debris pile caused by flooding Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Montecito.
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Mud covers a road in the La Tuna Canyon area north of Los Angeles.
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Multiple rescues were reported Tuesday Jan. 9, 2018 in Santa Barbara County.
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Multiple rescues were reported Tuesday Jan. 9, 2018 in Santa Barbara County.
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Multiple rescues were reported Tuesday Jan. 9, 2018 in Santa Barbara County.
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Mudflow prompted by the first major storm of 2018 was accompanied by a fire and gas leak in Montecito Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.
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A police car was trapped in mud after a storm Tuesday Jan. 9, 2018 in the La Tuna Canyon area.
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Fire lights up the sky above the Montecito area Tuesday Jan. 9, 2018 after a debris flow that caught a gas line rupture.
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Damaging mud flows were reported Tuesday Jan. 9, 2018 in the Montecito area.
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Just weeks after a devastating wildfire, Ventura County residents face the threat of flooding in burns areas. Photo taken Monday Jan. 8, 2018.
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Rainbow. Captured this image from a front porch in Burbank, CA during a break in the rain.
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Ventura County residents face the threat of flooding in burns areas. Photo taken Monday Jan. 8, 2018.
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Ventura County residents face the threat of flooding in burns areas. Photo taken Monday Jan. 8, 2018.
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Ventura County residents face the threat of flooding in burns areas. Photo taken Monday Jan. 8, 2018.
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A view of clouds Monday Jan. 8, 2018 over Universal City.
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Neighbors fill sandbags Sunday Jan. 7, 2018 ahead of a storm expected to bring winter's first significant rainfall.
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Sandbags are placed around a property to protect it from floodwaters Monday Jan. 8, 2018.
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Crews install barriers to protect homes from floodwaters Sunday Jan. 7, 2018.
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Big Bear Lake Rainbow before Snow This was taken at 1 p.m. Monday from the parking lot of Big Bear High School, right as the storm is passing through. This is the rain before the first snow storm later this evening.
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Rain and fog in Twin Peaks
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A view of a rainbow Monday Jan. 8, 2018 from the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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Rain is pictured Monday Jan. 8, 2018 in Torrance.
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An 18-year-old's car got trapped in mud flow Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Malibu.
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Residents in Burbank on Country Club Drive said they've seen plenty of mud flow in the past 18 years, but never as bad as a January 2018 storm.
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Residents in Burbank on Country Club Drive said they've seen plenty of mud flow in the past 18 years, but never as bad as a January 2018 storm.
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Residents in Burbank on Country Club Drive said they've seen plenty of mud flow in the past 18 years, but never as bad as a January 2018 storm.
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Residents in Burbank on Country Club Drive said they've seen plenty of mud flow in the past 18 years, but never as bad as a January 2018 storm.
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A search-rescue dog looks through a property in the path of a mudslide Tuesday Jan. 9, 2018 in Montecito.
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Priscilla Otubuah
EMPTY_CAPTION"Beautiful rainbow I had to stop and capture this beautiful rainbow near my house in Loma Linda, California this afternoon!"
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