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After the fires comes the rain: How burnt areas are dealing with the storm




In this photo provided by Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a flash flood area sign is posted, as evacuations have been issued for several fire-ravaged communities in Santa Barbara, Calif., Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.
In this photo provided by Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a flash flood area sign is posted, as evacuations have been issued for several fire-ravaged communities in Santa Barbara, Calif., Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.
Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP

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Santa Barbara County officials report two people in Montecito have been killed by mudslides. Rescues are underway.

The 101 is completely closed from just north of Ventura to the Santa Barbara city limits. There’ve been evacuations below the Creek Fire burn areas in the northeast San Fernando Valley and the Fish Fire in Duarte.

AirTalk checks in on how different areas ravished by the fires are dealing with the storm.

Guests:

Sharon McNary, KPCC reporter covering infrastructure; she’s reporting from Kagel Canyon

Amber Anderson, public information officer for the City of Santa Barbara

Capt. Stan Zeigler, public information officer for Ventura County

Lance Orozco, news director with KCLU, our sister NPR station covering Ventura County; he is in Carpentaria covering the storm’s impact

Chris Ipsen, public information officer for Emergency Management Department for the City of Los Angeles