WATCH: Coast Guard deploys new tactics in California mudslides

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ABC News—Coast Guard rescuers are using axes, a tool typically used in hurricanes, to get into Southern California homes destroyed by mudslides.

Coast Guard airlifts family trapped in house by California mudslide. A San Diego Coast Guard crew rescued a family of five and their dogs after they had become trapped in their houses during mudslides in Santa Barbara County, California, on January 9. The mother, father, seven-year-old son, three-year-old daughter, a newborn baby and two dogs were transported to a staging area with Santa Barbara County emergency crews. … Click to Continue