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Coast Guard Airlifts Family Trapped in House by Mudslide

A San Diego Coast Guard crew rescued a family of five and their dogs after they had become trapped in their houses during mudslides in Santa Barbara County, California, on January 9.The mother, father, seven-year-old son, three-year-old daughter, a newborn baby and two dogs were transported to a staging area with Santa Barbara County emergency crews.At least eight people were killed after almost an inch of rain fell in five minutes early on Tuesday, January 8, <a href="" target="_blank"> according to the Santa Barbara County Government</a>, though local <a href="" target="_blank">media reports</a> said the number of fatalities had risen to over 13.Mudflows shut down a 30-mile stretch of the 101 Freeway between Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Credit: U.S. Coast Guard via Storyful

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