|Country or District||United States of America (the)|
|Outline||Mudslides, boulders and tons of debris killed at least 13 people on 9 January 2018 in communities along scenic coastline of California, the US.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
The death toll from mudslides has climbed to 20 as of 14 January. Four people are still missing.
Heavy downpours struck before dawn on Tuesday after thousands of residents in Santa Barbara County along the Pacific coast north of Los Angeles were ordered to evacuate or urged to do so voluntarily, some of them for a second time since December.