Cliffside collapse in California: Mansions teeter on edge as more bad weather forecasted

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Three ample multimillion-dollar homes that beryllium atop a cliffside in California person travel desperately adjacent to falling into nan water aft a ample chunk of coastline collapsed during a caller storm.

Incredible video footage changeable by FOX 11 Los Angeles shows nan 3 homes teetering connected nan separator of a cliff astatine Scenic Drive successful Dana Point, a picturesque metropolis successful Orange County located astir 60 miles southbound of Downtown Los Angeles.

Powerful caller wintertime storms – that lashed California with torrential rain and hurricane-force wind gusts – washed distant a conception of nan cliff, leaving nan rear of nan homes sitting precariously adjacent to nan edge. 

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A ample heap of dirt, soil and rocks now sits astatine nan guidelines of nan cliff astir 150 feet beneath arsenic waves clang against nan sediment, nan footage shows. The bottommost portion of what appears to person erstwhile been stairs to nan guidelines of nan cliff has besides been dragged away.

The 3 adjacent homes are estimated to beryllium worthy astir $15.9 million, $14.1 cardinal and $12.9 million, respectively, according to nan New York Post\, citing real estate institution Redfin.

The cliffside homes are being monitored but don't look to beryllium successful immoderate danger, an Orange County supervisor told FOX 11.

"It looks much melodramatic than it really is," Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley said Monday.

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Foley said a building inspector concluded that location has been nary structural harm aft assessing nan homes and nan buildings are not expected to beryllium red-tagged, which intends a location is deemed unsafe to unrecorded in. 

There are besides nary evacuations planned, Foley said.

He said nan homeowners are not retired of nan woods conscionable yet fixed nan crushed is saturated, and much rainfall is expected.

City officials issued a connection astir nan homes and said they said to nan personification who owns nan residence and slope wherever nan nonaccomplishment occurred.

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"Currently, nan metropolis has confirmed that location is nary imminent threat to nan home, and nary further action is being taken astatine this time," nan connection reads, according to FOX 11.

Council personnel Steve Knoblock besides visited nan tract and told The Orange County Register that a fewer years agone nan metropolis had to red-tag a location successful nan area that was later condemned and bulldozed down nan hillside because of nan slope’s instability.

The metropolis of Los Angeles saw 562 mudslides and 15 homes red-tagged arsenic of Wednesday evening, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing Mayor Karen Bass’ office.