The search for additional possible victims is continuing.
NeoTract, a maker of devices used in the medical field of urology, has launched a fundraising page asking for financial support for the family of Kim Cantin.
David Cantin, 49. The father of Lauren Cantin, the 14-year-old girl whose rescue was one of Tuesday's most dramatic stories.
DeGeneres detailed the mandatory evacuations that she and wife Portia de Rossi undertook during both the fires and the mudslides, noting that families of all backgrounds were, and continue to be, affected.
A video uploaded to Instagram on Wednesday by USA media mogul Oprah Winfrey showed the impact of deadly mudslides on her property in the upscale California community of Montecito. Sixty-five homes confirmed destroyed and more than 400 damaged.
The statement says Riskin was an "exceptional woman" who had exuded strength, grace and elegance.
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Authorities raised the number of those considered missing to 43 at yesterday's press conference, up from eight earlier in the day, saying that some of those people may be out of town or in a hospital but that others may be deceased. On Thursday, the talk-show hosts shared an emotional moment as they updated Ellen viewers on the destruction in their community. Their home was destroyed Tuesday in a mudslide.
Anderson says the number of personnel searching ravaged neighborhoods has doubled over the past day to 1,250.
Up to, Santa Barbara County officials said Thursday after scouring social media accounts and message boards for details on missing persons, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Gater tells the Times more than 200,000 emails and other warnings were issued, but the county decided not to use the push alert system to cellphones out of concern that it might not be taken seriously.
In response to the mudslides, the Governor's Office of Emergency Services activated the State Operations Center in Mather, California and is coordinating closely with local, state and federal emergency response agencies to address all emergency management needs.
From here, crews are trying to figure out how they're going to get rid of all the mud that's left hundreds trapped and many more missing.