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In California, villas find themselves on the verge of collapse after 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 that find themselves 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 occurred after torrential rains hit the Golden State last week.

Result: three residences valued at several million dollars are now flirting with emptiness, in this opulent location located in South Los Angeles.

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Multi-million dollar homes on a clifftop in California moved a step closer to the edge when a landslide brought down tons of rock and of land 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 houses, 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 people dead in the state, including 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 slide occurred there 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 it There was no damage and there was no imminent threat to the structure, which is very good news, explained to Los Angeles Times Dana Point Mayor Jamey Federico. This is good news.

California faces another storm this weekend.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone 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 teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116