WHAT WE KNOW
- Thirteen people are confirmed dead following a powerful overnight storm that swept through Santa Barbara County and unleashed flooding and mudslides that carried boulders and debris through neighborhoods and wiping out at least six homes.
- An unidentified 14 year-old girl was rescued by firefighters when the girl was trapped in the rubble of her home in Montecito.
- The heavy rain triggered the mudslides as well as several freeway closures, in areas that were charred by recent fires.
- At least 25 others were injured in the county and around 50 people have been rescued, thousands flee the area.
- Between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m., emergency dispatchers received about 600 calls.
WATCH: Video shows devastation in Montecito, California, following a powerful overnight storm that led to the deaths of at least 13 people https://t.co/Qu7vQd56mf— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 10, 2018
NBC News' @GadiNBC: "The lake at the end is the 101" pic.twitter.com/6ix4R46LdA
#CAstorm- Santa Barbara County Fire Search Dog Reilly looks for victims in damaged and destroyed homes in Montecito following deadly runoff of mud and debris from heavy rain overnight. pic.twitter.com/x65pZhIeRk— SBCFireInfo (@EliasonMike) January 9, 2018