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A Cal Fire search and rescue crew treads through mud near homes damaged by storms in Montecito, Calif., on Friday. Residents received advanced warnings of possible mudslides after recent wildfires had stripped hillsides of vegetation that normally holds soil in place, but unexpected heavy rains compounded the perilous conditions. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Debris and mud cover the street in front of shops in Montecito, Calif., Tuesday after heavy rain brought deadly flooding to the region. Daniel Dreifuss/AP hide caption

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A firefighter douses flames around a house that was saved while the property around it burned as winds picked up and pushed the fire west Saturday in Montecito, Calif. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Marge Giaimo stands with her gold Oldsmobile, where she currently sleeps. Gloria Hillard for NPR hide caption

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For Some Seniors Without Housing, A Parking Lot Is Home

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