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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Officials say seven people remain hospitalized a week after they were injured in mudslides that devastated the coastal California town of Montecito, killing 20.

Posted: Jan. 16, 2018 10:16 AM
Updated: Jan. 16, 2018 10:16 AM

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Officials say seven people remain hospitalized a week after they were injured in mudslides that devastated the coastal California town of Montecito, killing 20.

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Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital says that as of Monday evening, two of the seven still undergoing treatment were in critical condition.

Twenty-eight patients have been treated and released.

The mudslides were triggered Jan. 9 by a powerful storm that dumped heavy rain on mountain slopes that had been burned bare by a huge wildfire in December.

More than 500 homes were damaged or destroyed. Three people including a 2-year-old girl remain missing.

Officials say the U.S. 101 freeway is not expected to reopen until Jan. 22. It's been closed for a week.

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