California is in the grips of a major climate crisis.
Only last month, raging bushfires were taking over areas just outside of Los Angeles and wreaking havoc on locals and tourists alike.
Now, the state has been hit with mud and landslides which have ripped apart homes, hotels and killed 17.
The celebrity-filled suburb of Montecito has been the worst affected, with flooding causing irreparable damage to luxury hotels.
The Montecito Inn has posted a photo of the hotel’s exterior, which sees the establishment logged under more than a metre of water.
Check out a full map of the affected areas here:
Image source: Sydney Morning Herald