California mudslides: Evacuation zones expanded as searches continue

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( CNN) As teams madly examined the matter of Southern California strangled by flows of clay and boulders, bureaucrats on Thursday increased the size of the emptying areas.

The immediate the zones where at least 17 people were killed are under obligatory removal, Santa Barbara Sheriff Bill Brown said.

“We know that this a abysmally inconvenient growth but it is also incredibly required, ” Brown said to residents.