Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey get personal on their Montecito homes

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Santa Barbara County said that So Cal Gas will be releasing natural gas at Coyote Road and East Mountain Drive in Montecito anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Crews are working to fix ruptured gas lines.

Ramos" sister Jennifer said: "My sister was such a good person, she only thought of others to the point that she would cry with you when you were hurt or sick'. The 59-year-old talk show host has revealed she and her wife Portia De Rossi had to leave their $40 million Montecito estate earlier this week after catastrophic mudslides ripped through the area, claiming the lives of 17 people, leaving a further 17 still missing and destroying hundreds of homes. You see these devastating pictures but. people are confirmed dead, a lot of people are missing. It's not just a wealth community.

Winfrey also brought some firefighters, who received an enormous round of applause, on camera while telling Ellen that she's not fleeing Montecito because she wants to do whatever possible to help her community. It doesn't take much rain to trigger this.

California Fire spokesman Brad Bihun says, "Right now we still are in a rescue mode so we don't know what is out there".

An estimated 100 homes were completely destroyed, with at least 300 damaged. As of Saturday afternoon, 19 people were killed in the mudslides, while at least five people remained missing.

Members of the Ventura County Fire Department happened to be in the area, too, and Oprah gave them some camera time to update all of us on the status of their rescue mission. Winfrey posted a video of herself outside her Montecito mansion wading through near-knee deep mud.

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Barret added it would "take a lot of time" to get over the natural disasters that have struck the area over the past two months.

Luckily for Ellen, her home managed to escape unscathed by the destruction, which was caused when heavy rain battered the ground which had been stripped of all vegetation after the Thomas wildfire.

"All of my neighbors homes are like gutted", Winfrey said "The neighbors out back, their houses are gone. I understand that no one really understands what's going on, but it's been really hard being here", resident Anais Berman said. Sheriff Brown said those who did not evacuate what is known as the public safety exclusion zone, which incorporates most of the town, would be subject to arrest. She saw that the "sky seemed like it was on fire".

"It's devastating. We've lost so many lives, and it's a tiny community, and nobody would've expected, certainly, I did not, that after we survived the fire ... the rain came". "We're gonna come together and we're gonna do what great Americans do all the time and we're gonna help each other".

"We need that number to effectively meet our objectives", Anderson said.