WATCH: Insane Video of the California Mudslides
17 people are now confirmed dead after mudslides washed away homes and cars in Santa Barbara California.17 other people are still unaccounted for and 28 others reported injured. During heavy rainfall early Tuesday morning, the mudslides ran down the hillsides of Montecito with such force that it knocked some houses off their foundations and they were eventually destroyed by the flood of water and mud. About 100 houses were demolished and another 300 were damaged. Eight commercial buildings were also ruined. This is the same area that was ravaged by the recent wild fire that burned trees and brush in the area.