Ellen DeGeneres referred to as for climate-change motion as she stood alongside a roaring creek behind her Montecito residence on Monday.
The tv persona shared the firsthand account of the extreme flooding hitting Santa Barbara in a Twitter video. DeGeneres confirmed her followers the surging water and knowledgeable them that Montecito had been ordered to evacuate.
“We are on higher ground so they asked us to shelter in place. Please stay safe everyone,” she captioned her video.
In her submit, the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” host mentioned the acute flooding got here on the five-year anniversary of the “fire and mudslides that killed [so many] people and people lost their homes, their lives.”
“This is crazy — five-year anniversary,” she mentioned, sporting a hoodie within the rain. “We are having unprecedented rain. This creek next door to our house never flows, ever.”
DeGeneres posted her video shortly after the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management ordered all residents of the seaside city to “leave now.”
The comic is amongst superstar residents affected by the Montecito evacuation order. Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle even have properties in Montecito.
“We need to be nicer to Mother Nature,” DeGeneres concluded her video. “Because Mother Nature is not happy with us.”