At least 15 people have died from mudslides that have devastated homes in Southern California, according to CNN. The natural phenomenon occurred after a series of Tuesday rains caused mud and debris to run down hillsides in Santa Barbara Country and Montecito, near the region where wildfires spread just a few weeks ago.
Celebrities who live and grew up in the area have taken to social media to share their concern and call for others to help those affected.
“My beautiful hometown of Montecito…. Where my roots were placed, where my mother raised me and my family. Completely under water. I really can’t believe it. I am praying and thinking so much for our friends in the hospital and their families that are still missing,” Bella Hadid wrote on Instagram.
“Please send websites for donations. I’m ready to help,” she continued. “Thank you to the rescue, firefighters, and security teams in SB for staying strong and your hard work to pull out anybody and anything in sight. My love is with you so deeply SB.”
Bella’s big sister Gigi took to Twitter to share similar sentiments.
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Oprah shared photos and video footage of her backyard, where mud has begun to creep in. “What a day! Praying for our community again in Santa Barbara. Woke up to this blazing gas fire. Then swipe left to see how deep the mud is in my backyard. Helicopters recusing my neighbors. Looking for missing persons. 13 lives lost,” she wrote.
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Locals can report missing people or themselves safe at redcross.org/get-help.
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