The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s home in Montecito, Calif., was evacuated due to flooding in recent days and fears of landslides. According to The Telegraph, about 9,000 residents were forced to leave their homes, as well as 14,000 people from other areas of California’s northern coast.
On Monday, Santa Barbara County released a statement calling on all residents to leave their homes immediately. “This situation is developing rapidly. Please stay tuned for emergency alerts,” can be read in a note shared on official twitter account of the firefighters of the region.
IMMEDIATE EVACUATION ORDER FROM ALL MONTECITO, PARTS OF CARPINTERIA, SAMERLAND AND SANTA BARBARA CITY pic.twitter.com/mKZbG7o4Zt
— Scott Safechuck (@SBCFireInfo) January 10, 2023
It is predicted that within the next 24 hours, a waterfall that can reach a height of 20 centimeters may fall on the region. Montecito is especially vulnerable to landslides because it is located in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains.
Prince Harry was in New York on Monday to record an episode of The Late Show, a program presented by Stephen Colbert about In the Shadows, an autobiography that was released worldwide this Tuesday, Jan. 10 – unknown. if Meghan Markle and the children accompany him or if they stay at the Montecito residence. The Observer has already carefully gone through the book – and has collected here 65 memories of the Duke, which we would rather not know about.
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The Montecito area is known for hosting world-famous actors and entertainers including Gwyneth Paltrow, Rob Lowe, Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey, Kevin Costner, George Lucas and Ellen DeGeneres. Last shared video on twitter account where he briefly recounts the events.
Montecito is subject to mandatory evacuation. We are on high ground, so they asked us to take shelter in place. Please stay safe. pic.twitter.com/7dv5wfNSzG
— Ellen DeGeneres (@EllenDeGeneres) January 9, 2023
“Montecido is being evacuated completely, the entire village. This is madness! We are experiencing unprecedented rains,” he said, adding: “We must be kinder to Mother Nature. Everyone stay safe.”
In 2018, landslides in the same region killed 23 people, destroyed 130 homes and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.
California landslide death toll rises to 20