Mangled car, destroyed homes show mudslide devastation

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The mangled wreckage of a car that was swept away by floodwaters in Montecito, California. (Santa Barbara County Fire)

Heavy rains sent mudslides rolling down hillsides in Santa Barbara County on Tuesday, leaving more than a dozen dead.

The storm uprooted trees and homes, and left mangled cars on the streets in Montecito and elsewhere.

Hundreds of first responders in Santa Barbara County waded through waist-high mud while others flew over the devastation searching for survivors. As floodwaters receded, residents walked on streets blanketed by mud.

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