Montecito after fire, rain, and mudslides • Earth.com

Last update: October 15th, 2019 at 1:07 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at Montecito, California after this week’s deadly floods and mudslides.

Last month, the Thomas fire burned through the forests in the upper half of the image, leaving a sizable burn scar. But then this week, days of heavy rains triggered flash floods and mudslides that left over a dozen people missing or dead and at least 400 homes damaged or destroyed.

This image was captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on board the Landsat satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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