Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe on Wednesday paid tribute to the 23 people who lost their lives and many who lost everything in the Montecito Mudslide one year ago to the day, in southern California.
A series of storms crossing through southern California raises mudslide concerns for residents, after rain last week triggered mudslides that closed down the Pacific Coast Highway.
Another round of heavy rain is expected to hit parts of California on Wednesday and Thursday, putting millions of people under a flash-flood watch and spurring precautionary evacuations in several wildfire-scarred areas vulnerable to mudflows.
In what should be the strongest in a series of recent storms, up to 3 inches of rain are expected in Southern California through Thursday and 6 inches could fall in central portions of the state.
The rain could lead to mudflows and flooding in areas burned...