Death Toll Approaches 23 for the Worst Disaster in Santa Barbara’s History

Tracing the history and coping with the reality of 20 lost and three still missing.

A House-by-House Damage Assessment of the Montecito Mudslides

The Independent is mapping impacted areas as responders focus on rescue and repair efforts.

Deadly Montecito Debris Flow Was Rare Event, But Could Happen Again

“These areas are very vulnerable in the next two years," says UCSB geologist.

After the Mudslides, What Does the Next Rain Hold for Montecito?

Thomas Fire was just part one of the rain season.

Scrutiny Grows Over Mandatory vs. Voluntary Evacuation Orders

Mudslides breached the Highway 192 line and raced all the way through voluntary zones.

Montecito Mudslide Evacuation Orders, Emergency Alerts Explained

Sheriff Brown, EOC Director Lewin give insight into Santa Barbara County's disaster operations.