Oprah's home damaged by California mudslides

Oprah's home damaged by California mudslides

DeGeneres became emotional when talking about the community in which she lives with wife Portia De Rossi. When I was a little girl, we came to this lot, to the Warner Bros. lot and took the tour and went around. So many times over the past 15 years people have come up to me and say to me that when they're going through a tough time this show helps them through it. DeGeneres is one of the many who owns a home in the area and took time out of her usually energetic show to address the seriousness of the situation and thank her audience for keeping her positive.

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"Where I am now, which is the east side of my property, I was walking down here and all of my neighbours' homes are gutted", said Oprah.

The daytime host then said that while they believed that evacuations were just cautionary, the impact of the mudslide proved to be more devastating than they would've hoped for.

Santa Barbara County's Montecito community has been reeling following deadly mudslides from heavy rains upon a fire-ravaged landscape.

The Wrinkle in Time star, whose home is elevated on a small hill, added that she's ready and able to help the community get back on their feet.

"There are families missing, there are people who are missing family members", DeGeneres said.

In the below clip, Ellen uses her monologue to explain how much she loves Montecito. "I never had a vaccination, we never had medicine growing up, and he lived to be 92". He loved this show, and he was a kind man, a very accepting man. "#Montecito." He also noted that his neighbor Winfrey's home was being used as a staging ground for helicopter rescues.

Actor Rob Lowe, whose home was threatened by the fire, was also calling attention to Montecito on Twitter and Instagram.

She further tells DeGeneres she thought her property was fine until the next day. That's me when I was, I don't know how old I was, but I do remember that picture.

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