AceShowbiz - Oprah Winfrey's estate is one of the many homes affected by the deadly mudslides in Southern California. The 63-year-old media proprietor took to Instagram on January 10 to show her devoted followers how the natural disaster has affected her neighborhood.
In the clip, Oprah could be seen donning a raincoat and standing in muddy water, which was filled with tree branches. "So there used to be a fence right here," she said while pointing out at a certain spot. "That's my neighbor's house -- devastated. Debris is everywhere."
"Thanks everyone for your prayers and concern," she wrote along the clip. "My property is fine. Some mud and minor damage that pales in comparison to what my neighbors are going thru." She added the hashtag #mudslides.
The post came a day after the "A Wrinkle in Time" actress shared on the photo-sharing platform a series of videos of the current state of Santa Barbara County. The first video featured her showing her followers a gas fire near her home. Another video found her wading through the mud in the backyard, while the other saw a helicopter flying over her home.
"What a day!" so she captioned the post. "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."
Another celebrity who joined Oprah in posting on social media updates on the disaster was Ellen DeGeneres. The talk show host shared on Instagram an update of the situation near her Montecito house.
"This is the street in front of our house," she wrote along with a pic of a damaged street. "I don't know anything about our home yet. I'm heartbroken for our community of Montecito. I'm devastated for the families who lost loved ones. I'm grateful to all the rescue workers. Please send love to Montecito."