Clifftop Homes Are Under Threat While Officials Seek Help In California

Posted on December 15, 2015 By

The coastal homes are in danger in San Francisco after the heavy lashing of rains and waves are hitting the coastal cliffs. Residents in the cliff top apartments are forced to move out by US Rep Jackie Speier and other federal and local officials talked to the residents. Speier is the resident of the coastal city and had sought out assistance to repair the crumbling cliffs earlier. Meanwhile, officials declared 20 units unsafe to live and asked the residents to leave immediately by sunset. It was also reported by CBS affiliate KPIX that some inmates refused to leave while others were looking for some place to stay.

One of the resident, Michelle Mackay told KPIX that there are buildings that are standing for five years after the damage and moving out 20 families and their pets is absurd she said. Mackay also informed that there was no fresh damage since the New Year, and many people cannot afford to move out. Living on monthly paychecks, it is hard to move out informed Michelle as there is no place to go. Meanwhile, Pacifica officials declared a local state emergency after a storm damage just 10 miles south of San Francisco. It may be remembered that during El Nino in 1998, the bluffs were eroded, and the residents just managed to escape before the home was drawn into the ocean. Many homes knocked out of the cliff. In the year 2010, two apartments were evacuated on the bluff. The storm is expected to continue till March, which may not be a good news for Pacifica that is a victim of coastal erosion.

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