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from oprah to the insurance man, montecito residents reel from devastation

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from oprah to the insurance man, montecito residents reel from devastation

from oprah winfrey to less well-known names, residents of the montecito area shared stories of the deadly mudslides and gave each other support and perspective.the mudslides killed at least 15 people, and firefighters were still trying to rescue dozens trapped in canyons above the city.along eleven oaks lane, kevin hujing, 27, and david cradduck, 66, were out wednesday morning, shovels in hand — trying to make a dent in the shin-high mud that took over their street.cradduck has lived in his home for 34 years and said he’s never seen anything like this. “i think all of us have learned our lessons on this one. we were all bad children and ignored the warning,” he said.there seemed to be a weariness after the fire evacuations.“we were all tired of it,” he said. “now here we are, shovels in hand, trying to get our vehicles out.“mother nature came back and dealt us a big blow, but it’s our fault. we should have heeded the warning.”ron lloyd biked a couple of miles to the office where he works along coast village road to get escrow files he needed. as he went inside, workers outside used bulldozers and shovels to clear mud along the street.a tow truck took away a wrecked vehicle.“this is a double whammy,” said lloyd, who is manager of fidelity national title and chicago title of santa barbara. “first the fire comes through and brought firemen from all over doing the work to save houses, which they did — they saved hundreds of houses. to have this happen ...