The Rohters have been longtime benefactors of the college in Santa Paula.
The 54-year-old Montgomery graduated from Princeton University and Columbia University Medical School. At least two unrecognizably mangled cars were carried like driftwood all the way to the beach, where they were partly covered in seaweed.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) granted a request on Thursday by governor Jerry Brown for expanded financial aid that was first allocated for the Thomas Fire, the governor's office said in a statement.
The number of people missing in and around the oceanside community of Montecito was in flux Thursday.
Red Cross officials said about 30 people stayed on cots at the shelter in Santa Barbara on Wednesday night and there was plenty of space remaining for Thursday evening as needed.
Brown said Bleckel had been on the sheriff's missing persons list before he was discovered. But it also encompasses those who have been named in calls to the operations center and family assistance center.
Shocked by the damage, they took photos of their now-destroyed houses, with many describing the storm as similar to a stampede or an out-of-control train.
Authorities have released the names of 17 people killed by mudslides in California. Seventeen people from ages 3 to 89 were confirmed dead, and eight others were unaccounted for.
Last month's spate of wildfires, including the largest in California history, burned away grass and shrubs that held soil in place, and baked a waxy layer into the earth that prevents water from sinking deeply into the ground.
The search for additional possible victims is continuing.
The grueling search efforts following mudslides in Southern California will enter a fourth day Friday, with authorities scouring piles of debris again as the window to find survivors narrows.
NeoTract, a maker of devices used in the medical field of urology, has launched a fundraising page asking for financial support for the family of Kim Cantin.
Berkeley Johnson said the two-year-old girl was taken to hospital and suffered an injury to her hip. Still, surrounded by her dogs and donated clothing and food, Troy said she's in no hurry to get back.
The Montecito-based real estate firm Riskin Partners announced Wednesday that partner Rebecca Riskin, who had been reported missing, was also killed by the deluge.
It's no secret that drought, wildfires and mudslides ― all three of which California has witnessed of late ― are connected.
Five people are still considered to be "actively missing", Sheriff Bill Brown said Friday.
Anderson says the number dropped because people were located, but it could continue to fluctuate greatly.
County emergency manager Jeff Gater tells the Los Angeles Times that the alert issued around 3:50 a.m. Tuesday was sent because of deteriorating conditions and followed one issued by the National Weather Service.
Aware of these environmental trends, officials warned about the potential of mudslides on local government websites and social media, as well as in news outlets and community emails.
Only an estimated 10 to 15% of residents fled when ordered and much of the damage occurred where evacuations were voluntary.
Two cars were missing from his driveway and he watched two others slowly move sideways down the middle of the street "in a river of mud".
The family rode out the storm unharmed on kitchen counters as the debris smashed through the walls and water swirled around them.
Another storm-related death was reported in Northern California, where a man was killed when his vehicle was apparently struck by falling rocks in a landslide Tuesday evening in Napa County.
"I think most people are really shocked at the extent of the damage and how big the impact was to the area", he said.