Montecito Aerials

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By John Wiley

Here are a few more aerials showing some of the flood causes, in the form of barren mountains up Montecito and San Ysidro Creeks. The ravines have collected many tons of massive boulders in addition to those that rampaged all the way to the beach. Also an update on the San Ysidro Ranch cleanup.

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a-1517794140 Feb 04, 2018 05:29 PM
Montecito Aerials

Thank you! Your photos are so appreciated.

Flicka Feb 04, 2018 05:51 PM
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I went out to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity today, clearing thick mud from a yard. It was in Montecito Oaks, a development at Olive Mill and N. Jameson. Of the 65 homes about 5 had no damage. Some completely destroyed, others badly damaged, some with thick mud in their yard. Looks much worse than in photos or on TV.

yin yang Feb 05, 2018 12:54 AM
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Kudos! I don't have the physicality for it, just glad I can donate.

BullseyeB Feb 05, 2018 08:28 AM
Montecito Aerials

Thank you, Flicka. Those of us who cannot physically get involved appreciate those of you who do.

truiz992 Feb 04, 2018 08:35 PM
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Thanks for the photos Mr. Wiley !!

yin yang Feb 05, 2018 12:52 AM
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Again, I so appreciate your information. When were these shots taken? I'd love to see a current view of shot two; a current photo of _____ (WHICH) creek? Much appreciate your other site; I haven't checked it in a while.

BullseyeB Feb 05, 2018 08:29 AM
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Once again, thank you, John. You bring us another perspective on our community that most of us do not experience.

John Wiley Feb 05, 2018 11:10 AM
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More pix & info: SBitZ.NET as mentioned by Yin Yang, along with more descriptions of which creeks, a new before/after animation, etc. I'm glad so many like Flicka have volunteered, and we've been very tempted despite health concerns and our own major project preparing for future fires and floods. (I'd secretly like to tour it, but have stayed away out of respect.) We've also appreciated those like us who've donated in support of our community. I've been very surprised to see so many views on this new Edhat article of our 2/2 pix, having almost not sent them thinking people may not be interested in more aerial updates. My own interest has been expanded greatly by the on-scene pix shared by people, yet I still like examining our new aerial updates. Flying past we only see an overview of the disaster which gives context, but looking at full-res zoom snaps afterward we get additional detail. I appreciate knowing that many of you also find the aerial perspective interesting, and will send Ed more pix in addition to the ones I've been adding on SBitZ. Seems to me our town is traumatized, and I celebrate how we're pulling together through it.

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