In San Bernardino mountains, residents hit by devastating mudslide fear more to come
San Bernardino County — After a week of chaos, people are still coming to grips with the deadly mudslide that hit their community in northern California on Monday, burying the city of San Bernardino and the surrounding area.
Ricardo Sanchez reports
The mudslide killed 13 people
Some residents have seen their homes slide down the mountainside, some up it, and some are still being evacuated
By Dan Whitcomb, Dan Whitcomb and Dan Whitcomb and Ricardo Sanchez
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office said they had recovered one body of a human during the search of the slide-mired area in the Pines area.
The Sheriff’s Office also said investigators recovered three bodies Monday morning that had been buried in the slide-mired area.
A day after the mudslide killed 13 people and destroyed dozens of homes and businesses in the San Bernardino County mountains, residents are still coming to grips with the disaster, and the fear of more to come.
San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said they are still not sure who will be blamed.
The city of San Bernardino, home to about 30,000 people, received more than 400 inches of rain in the past five days and is struggling to rebuild.
“There’s still not a lot of people down here,” said Deputy Dan Horan who has been monitoring the mudslide area. “This is a good reminder of why it’s important to have a plan, because you don’t know what’s going to happen.”
Horan said it is hard to tell what the impact of the mudslide will be until the debris is cleared so rescue workers and firefighters can do a better job of digging for victims.
“A lot of it is going to be hidden,” Horan said.
The rain began to fall early Monday, and Horan said it is hard to say what it was doing.
“It rained for a while and then it was still pouring and it’s still pouring,” Horan said. “At the same time, there’s debris everywhere and debris is moving down the hills.”
Sheriff McMahon said