"I told my girlfriend, 'Hey, I don't know what's happening, but we've got to get ready to go'".
"I love the auto now", Mr Franklin said. The auto is clearly running, with the headlights on and wipers engaged, and was able to get around the curve in the hill, even as a fresh wave of mud and water engulfed it. "I didn't realize this little Prius was going to save my life".
"I could hear a rumbling and the rain was coming down hard and I said 'we gotta go now".
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"The steering wheel was shaking and we could feel boulders and rocks underneath us", said Franklin. Rescue officials said numerous missing may simply have been unreachable by family and friends who reported they could not find them.
"My girlfriend was screaming at the top of her lungs: 'Go, go, go!"
"In disaster circumstances there have been many miraculous stories lasting many days and we certainly are searching for a miracle right now", Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said.
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After that, they'll have a long, arduous process in which they'll have to prove that their brand is not built around West Point. The franchise conducted a stirring tribute to the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas prior to their home opener.
"What you can't see in that video is the panic inside", says Franklin who uses his vehicle to work as a rideshare driver at night.
When Mr Franklin recounted his terrifying ride in the auto, he described seeing other, mangled cars that had been swept away.
The transplant from Dallas, Texas, says he'll keep his Prius and stay in California, but the next time he's told to evacuate, he won't hesitate. "Barely made it out".
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In 2003, a magnitude 6.6 quake in the province of Kerman flattened the historic city of Bam, killing more than 26,000 people. People in Kermanshah and Soomar cities rushed to the streets in panic as the temblors hit, local media reported.
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A variety of passes are available, from a general three-day admission ($349) to a three-day platinum all-access pass ($3900). Last year, more than 120,000 attended the event which featured Foo Fighters, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and Maroon 5.