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southern California emergency services worked late into the night to clear debris and continue searching rescue efforts after Tuesday's devastating mud slides , and even though the storm had moved out to sea authorities say the death toll is expected to rise , many residents are shell shocked three in the morning early morning hours all the debris just came down and sat on my cars are being dragged you know we sort of boulders or rocks I try I try to get out and couldn't get much like landed to homes covered highways and swept away vehicles after more than a half inch of rain fell in five minutes a rate that far exceeds the normal flash flood threshold the only words I can really think of to describe what it looked like was it looked like a World War one battlefield the upscale communities of Montecito and carpenter react just outside Santa Barbara county were the hardest hit on Tuesday emergency workers search through rubble and needy might come rescue dozens of people , the much like the flash flooding came just weeks after the area was ravaged by the largest wildfire in this state history the inferno burned away the grass and shrubs that would normally protect the hills from heavy rain but now for the second time in just weeks southern California faces a massive recovery effort