Amazing Video Shows Toyota Prius Surfing California Mudslide

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Massive mudslides in California, USA, have devastated the region, uprooting trees, demolishing cars and sweeping entire homes away. Prior to his wild ride, Franklin, a native of Dallas, had taken to his Instagram account earlier that morning to post a video of the rushing water.

"Urban Prius bobsledding in Burbank!" the video caption stated. A terrifying video, widely shared on social media, shows Dallas native Desionne Franklin's auto going down a steep, curved path even as it is chased by a deluge of muddy water.

"I got out, pat the bumper a little in the back, put it back in place and kept going", he said.

Crews on Friday continued to dig through the rubble to look for survivors. The auto was mucked up and scratched, but still functions fine. Franklin explained the scary experience. It picked up their auto and carried it down the hill. "The brakes didn't work".

"My girlfriend was screaming at the top of her lungs: 'Go, go, go!"

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So far, 17 people have died in the mudslides, and over 40 people are still missing.

"I love the auto now", Mr Franklin said.

"What you can't see in that video is the panic inside", Franklin said. "I told my girlfriend, 'Hey, I don't know what's happening, but we've got to get ready to go'".

Givens said they were hydroplaning. Numerous mudslide deaths occurred in Montecito, an area that's home to celebrities such as Rob Lowe, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey. Neighborhoods below burn area are more susceptible to flooding because vegetation that would normally help absorb rain is stripped away by the fire.

The Associated Press reports 100 homes have been destroyed and 446 others were damaged in coastal Montecito, a wealthy enclave northwest of Los Angeles.

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