In the County of Santa Barbara in five minutes fell half an inch of precipitation
As a result of landslides in California has killed at least 13 people, and it is expected that the number of victims will grow.
At the same time, the authorities claim that rescuers it became easier to do after a powerful rainstorm moved to the West and the sky cleared.
In the County of Santa Barbara landslides covered houses, flooded roads and swept cars into the night on Tuesday when five minutes fell half an inch of rainfall, which exceeds the usual level for flash floods.
Suffered most prestigious areas of Montecito and Carpinteria, located near Santa Barbara.
Last month the scenic California coast was devastated by a strong natural fires that burned all the vegetation, thereby creating conditions for landslides.