FROM Kathi King
Month after mudslides, Santa Barbara gets back on its feet It’s been about a month since mudslides destroyed hundreds of homes and killed 21 people in the Santa Barbara area. We check in with one woman who survived mudslides by climbing into a tree. She just returned to her home this past weekend and is concerned about indoor air quality. We also hear about how businesses are getting back on their feet, and what emergency officials have learned from the disaster in order to better prepare in the future. First interview with Kathi King .
Montecito resident escapes mudslide by climbing into a tree Search and rescue operations are still underway in Montecito, where mudslides knocked houses off their foundations and sent boulders crashing through walls. The disaster is blamed for at least 15 deaths. Resident Kathi King barely survived by clinging onto a tree branch.
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