Fifteen people are dead as authorities try to rescue hundreds more trapped by a California mudslide amidst flooding. In an area still suffering from wildfire damage, a local sheriff said the latest natural disaster left the Santa Barbara county community looking “like a World War I battlefield.” Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid, both of whom grew up in the area, have taken to social media to show support for the victims.
“My beautiful home town of Montecito,” Bella began. “Where my roots were placed, where my mother raised me and my family. Completely under water. I really can’t believe it.”
“For our horses, dogs, cats-all animals- that gave us happiness, who are now searching for a dry place to lay their heads,” Bella wrote, listing a few of the things that upset her about seeing the images. “My heart is broken.”
“I remember when something similar happened in La Conchita about 12 years ago, so close to us and how much it took to rebuild,” she continued. “I can’t imagine how Montecito feels now. I am so sorry.”
Maybe Gigi and Bella will get involved Beyoncé-style in the recovery process?
(Photo credit: Gigi Hadid Instagram account)