Celebrity residents of Montecito react to mudslide devastation

  • Celebrity residents of Montecito react to mudslide devastation

Celebrity residents of Montecito react to mudslide devastation

Along with a clip of the heartfelt tribute from her show, Ellen also posted a throwback photo of her and her dad and another snap of the rainbow she saw outside of the Warner Bros.

DeGeneres revealed she and her wife Portia de Rossi returned to their house on December 27 after being evacuated due to the Thomas Fire.

Oprah shared what her own home looked like during the call and also showed around her neighbourhood area. "I am praying and thinking so much for our friends in the hospital and their families that are still missing". "I mentioned yesterday, when I was talking about all the mudslides that are going on in my community of Montecito, which is heartbreaking, I said I've got a lot going on in my life. So again, we evacuated because they feared mudslides", the host said.

Following months of record-breaking wildfires, California is now suffering the aftermath of deadly mudslides caused by heavy rain and flash flooding.

Another image reveals the inside of a home after it was ripped through by the devastating mudslide and demolishing its outer walls.

"I'm standing right now in still a lot of mud where we share a fence line, and the neighbors" houses are gone. "You've seen the news".

The Wrinkle in Time star, whose home is elevated on a small hill, added that she's ready and able to help the community get back on their feet. "We're gonna come together and we're gonna do what great Americans do all the time and we're gonna help each other".

"After everything we have been through, I think a lot of people thought they were just being overly cautious, but exactly what they feared happened".

"He loved this show and he was a kind man, very accepting man", she said.

Two dozen people remain missing after the mudslides swept through Santa Barbara County following a rainstorm that swept the area on Tuesday (Jan 9).

In addition to FaceTiming with Winfrey, DeGeneres opened up about how the natural disaster has impacted her personally. "We're going to help each other out wherever needed". Meanwhile, AS WE SPEAK, her Montecito home's a staging ground for helicopter rescues.