Oprah's California Estate Destroyed By Deadly Flash Floods And Mudslides

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Oprah's California Estate Destroyed By Deadly Flash Floods And Mudslides


Oprah's California estate is one of the many homes affected by the deadly flash floods and mudslides that destroyed the Montecito area.

This catastrophe comes on the heels of her acceptance Cecil B. DeMille award at the Golden Globes this past Sunday.

During her speech, she spoke about being the first black woman to win the award and the #MeToo movement.

"It is an honor - it is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them and also with the incredible men and women who have inspired me, who challenged me, who sustained me and made my journey to this stage possible," Oprah said.

"...We all know the press is under siege these days. We also know it's the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice. To - to tyrants and victims, and secrets and lies," Oprah said.

"I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this: what I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I'm especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories. Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories that we tell, and this year we became the story," she continued.

Since her speech, her fans have launched a campaign for the celebrated media proprietor to run in the 2020 presidential race.

While there are various reports on the accuracy of Oprah's consideration on the potential candidacy, to TMZ reports Oprah 2020 merchandise is already on sale.

However, that may be put on hold following the aftermath of the devastating flash floods and mudslides.

Following Oprah's evacuation of her home due to the California wildfires, she is faced with another natural disaster.

On Jan. 9, Oprah posted videos of the ensuing destruction on her Instagram page.

"What a day! Praying for our community again in Santa Barbara. Woke up to this blazing gas fire. then swipe left to see how deep the mud is in my backyard. Helicopters rescuing my neighbors. Looking for missing persons. 13 lives lost. #Mudslides."

In the clips, Oprah shows her viewers roaring flames, how deep the mud is, and the helicopters on search and rescue missions.

Authorities confirmed Tuesday that "at least 13 people have been killed and 25 people have been injured with crews rescuing 50 people by air and dozens more from the ground," PEOPLE reports.

We're praying for everyone affected.

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