Oprah Winfrey Shares Video of How California Mudslides Affected Her Home


Oprah Winfrey's 65-acre estate is one of the many homes affected by the flash floods and deadly mudslides in Southern California.

The 63-year-old entertainment mogul took to Instagram on Wednesday, sharing a video that shows the severity of the first storm of the winter season, and what it did to the homes surrounding her Montecito property.

"Oh my god. So, there used to be a fence right there," she exclaimed. "Devastated. And debris is everywhere."

Winfrey assured her fans, however, that she was OK, thanking them for their support and prayers in the caption.

"My property is fine," she added. "Some mud and minor damage that pales in comparison to what my neighbors are going through."

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Thanks everyone for your prayers and concern. My property is fine.Some mud , and minor damage that pales in comparison to what my neighbors are going thru. #mudslides🙏🏾

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The post came one day after Winfrey shared a series of videos of the current state of Santa Barbara County. "What a day!" she wrote. "Praying for our community again."

"Woke up to this blazing gas fire," she continued. "Swipe to see how deep the mud is in my backyard. Helicopters rescuing my neighbors. Looking for missing persons. 13 lives lost."

As of Wednesday morning, 15 were dead and 25 injured as a result of the mudslides, with the majority of casualties in Montecito, USA Today reports. According to the outlet, dozens more are still to be accounted for, and a search and rescue effort is underway to locate those who may still be alive and in need of rescue.


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