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State Farm Affirms Thomas Fire and Flood Linked, Has Covered Claims

Other insurers are taking it 'claim by claim.' Read story.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Highway 101 Reopens as Army Corps of Engineers Clears Creek Channels

Storm debris is being hauled away at a rate of 500 truckloads a day. Read story.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Latest Victim Highlights Uneven Flood Impact on Montecito Immigrant Families

Help is being offered to undocumented residents as the governor orders flags at half-mast. Read story.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Majority of Montecito Mudslide Victims Were Not Under Mandatory Evacuation Orders

Seventeen of the 21 victims lived in areas only under warning. Read story.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Santa Barbara Eats and Drinks for Thomas Fire, Montecito Flood Victims

Here are some of many ongoing events. Read story.

Friday, January 19, 2018

La Casa de Maria Retreat Center Vows to Rebuild After Montecito Disaster

“We will rebuild, and we will be renewed,” said director Steve Jacobsen. Read story.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Montecito Rescue Mission Transitions to Recovery Efforts

The number of personnel in the field decreases from 2,338 to 865. Read story.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Montecito Disaster Relief Events

Here's what to do and how to help in this time of need. Read story.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Satellite Imagery Reveals Overwhelming Extent of Montecito Damage

Before and after looks at San Ysidro Creek, the Knowlwood Tennis Club neighborhood, and Fernald Point. Read story.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

FEMA Approves Individual Assistance for Thomas Fire, Montecito Mudslide Victims

Carbajal successfully appealed a previous decision to dent it. Read story.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Remembering the Victims of the Montecito Mudslides

Children, students, young adults, middle-aged executives, landscapers, well-to-do retirees, immigrants from near and far Read story.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Death Toll Approaches 23 in the Worst Disaster in Santa Barbara History

Tracing the history and coping with the reality of 20 lost and three still missing. Read story.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Swimming Star Narrowly Survives Montecito Mudslide

How the slides are affecting Santa Barbara’s sports community. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 p.m., January 17, 2018
Updated 6:44 p.m., January 18, 2018

Straight Talk on Montecito Evacuation Reaction and the Flood

Montecito Fire Protection District's Abe Powell reveals officials' anxiety before storm and fearless response to mudflow. Read story.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Toddler Doing Well After Flood Ordeal

In the hospital with his father, who also survived Read story.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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