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Many in Montecito ignored mudslide warnings — until it was too late – LA Times

Tom Fayram, deputy Santa Barbara County Public Works director, said it’s almost impossible to predict which areas will flood in the event of heavy rains. When debris fills up a channel, the water could break out and go anywhere. That’s why officials blanketed the entire area with evacuation warnings, he said, because “there was no way to tell, with the time we had, what’s safe and not.”

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