Twenty people are confirmed dead in Montecito and officials believe the deaths may be related to the storm that pummeled Santa Barbara County last Monday night and into Tuesday.
Numerous people are also missing in the Montecito area after mud and debris poured down from the hillsides charred by the Thomas fire. Heavy rains caused massive runoff in area, officials say seven people remain hospitalized a week after they were injured in the mudslides.
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital says that as of Monday evening, two of the seven still undergoing treatment were in critical condition. Highway 101 will be closed in both directions for at least another week.