- Mudslides devastated the community of Montecito in California, affecting some famous celebrities
- Oprah Winfrey expressed gratitude towards prayers and concern to everyone and says her property is fine
- Ellen Degeneres, Bella & Gigi Hadid also posted on their social media accounts their thoughts and asked prayers for their beloved hometown
On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, heavy rains triggered mudslides in Southern California; taking lives of at least 17 people. The mudslide covered highways, and caused heavy damage to properties like vehicles and houses.
According to Fox, most deaths were believed to have occurred in Montecito – where the home of some celebrities are, including Oprah Winfrey, Ellen deGeneres, Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid. These celebrities have posted on their social media accounts sharing their thoughts and experiences about the calamity.
“What a day! Praying for our community again in Santa Barbara. Woke up to this blazing gas fire. Then swipe left to see how deep the mud is in my backyard. Helicopters rescuing my neighbors,” Oprah wrote on one of her posts.
In another post from Oprah, she wrote: “Thanks everyone for your prayers and concern. My property is fine. Some mud, and minor damage that pales in comparison to what my neighbours are going thru.”
Meanwhile, Ellen DeGeneres also tweeted on Thursday, June 11, 2018, a photo showing the current situation of the street in front of her house. She wrote: “This is the street in front of our house. I don’t know anything about our house yet. I’m heartbroken for our community in Montecito. I’m devastated for the families who lost loved ones. I’m grateful to all rescue workers. Please send love to Montecito.”
This is the street in front of our house. I don’t know anything about our house yet. I’m heartbroken for our community of Montecito. I’m devastated for the families who lost loved ones. I’m grateful to all the rescue workers. Please send love to Montecito. pic.twitter.com/TmbqwzMLEz
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 10, 2018
Victoria’s Secret Models Bella and Gigi Hadid, who grew up in Montecito, also expressed their thoughts for their beloved hometown.
My beautiful home town, just after getting through weeks of wild fire, has been hit by a major storm. That “river” is the 101 freeway. ? Please keep the families of Santa Barbara in your thoughts and prayers, ? pic.twitter.com/Yj7C9sRR4n
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) January 9, 2018
Article originally posted: January 12, 2018, 3:06 pm (UTC-0). Last update: January 12, 2018 at 3:25 pm (UTC-0).