Holy crap. Imagine being that guy in the van when he finally saw that wall of water and debris coming for him. REVERSE REVERSE REVERSE.
Hopefully, he escaped safely.
I live in the Montecito area. 18 people are dead (so far). This is only 2-3 weeks after many of these people had returned home after mandatory evacuations due to the Thomas Fire. It's tragic that just as people were starting to get settled after being gone for many days due to the biggest fire California has seen, that this happens. There were evacuation warnings for flooding, but I don't think anyone expected this.
How do you even begin to repair damages to a home after something like this?
Almost certainly saved the life of the van driver.
holy crap! this is like a nightmare I had a few years ago
WOW, blows my mind. I heard on Howard Stern that this was because the fires burned away all the brush and trees etc... thats why it happened.
Insane. One minute the inside of his house is dry and by the next time you get a clear look at it it's completely drowned in mud.
Water is scary, and most people don't realize how dangerous it is, even if it looks calm.
Don't install those stupid child plastic door knob thingies!
First off THEY DON'T WORK. Friggin kids get around every last child safe thing ever made.
Second, it's a fire hazard! Groping around in the smoke and flame and you put your hand on the door knob, first you panic and can't get the stupid thing to work, or worse it melts into a hot goo of napalm and sticks to your hand.
Good thing for all that muddy water... nobody will know you shit your pants.
Hope everyone is okay?