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In California, villas find themselves on the verge of collapse after a storm

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Feb16,2024

In California, villas find themselves on the edge of the void after s a storm

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Homes in Dana Point, California sit on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Photo taken on February 15, 2024.

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A piece of cliff collapsed into the ocean and luxurious villas which meet on the edge of emptiness: in California, the small coastal town of Dana Point is the scene of a striking scene, after the last winter storm.

The landslide took place after the torrential rains that fell on the Golden State last week.

Result: three residences valued at several million dollars are now flirting with the void, in this opulent place located south of Los Angeles.

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In California, multimillion-dollar clifftop homes moved a step closer to the edge when a landslide caused tons of rocks and dirt in the sea. Photo taken on February 15, 2024.

But, surprisingly, these properties are still habitable. Authorities and engineers assured homeowners that their homes would not end up in the Pacific below.

Owner of one of the homes, Lewis Bruggeman assured local media that his house is not threatened and will not be declared uninhabitable, despite the large portion of land suddenly disappeared behind his villa.

Last week, a violent storm hit California. The deluge left at least nine dead in the state, and caused major landslides and flooding in the Los Angeles area.

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Last week, more than 4 inches of rain fell in central Los Angeles during the storm, half the average annual total. Photo taken on February 6, 2024.

At Dana Point, the cliff collapse, which occurred a few days ago, is still striking, with a gigantic pile of earth and rocks fallen into the ocean, an AFP photographer noted on Thursday.

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These spectacular images do not prevent the authorities from ensuring that ;there is no immediate danger.

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Last week's winter storm caused significant flooding and landslides in the Los Angeles area. Photo taken on February 15, 2024.

Engineers who have already inspected the house said there was no damage and there was no imminent threat to the structure, which is very good news, Dana Point Mayor Jamey Federico told the Los Angeles Times. This is good news.

California is due for another storm this weekend.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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