>> Thousands gathered in front of Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunday night to mourn the lives of 20 people who were killed in last week's devastating mudslides in California. The tribute comes as rescue workers continue searching for four people still reportedly missing. James Weimer lost his grandparents, Alice and James Mitchell.
The older James celebrated his 89th birthday last Sunday.>> That was the last time I saw them. I love them so much.>> It was apocalyptic.>> The mudslides that scoured the affluent community of Montecito last week caused the greatest loss of life from a mudslide in the state in at least 13 years.
Hundreds of rescue workers with dogs and scanners came out to look for victims. But emergency officials said hopes were diminishing that they would find more survivors in the ravaged landscape of hardened muck, boulders and twisted debris. As a precaution against the possibility of more mudslides officials have ordered residents in parts of Montecito to leave their homes for up to two weeks.
Last Tuesday's destruction covered 30 square miles of Southern California, an area already badly hurt by last year's record setting wildfires.