Rolling Hills Estates (Rolling Hills Estates, July 10) 12 homes in a Los Angeles-area city were evacuated after major ground changes put them at risk of collapse, officials said Sunday.
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors President Janice Hahn visited the Rolling Hills Estates, 19 miles (30 kilometers) south of Los Angeles, on Saturday night when the ground was moving. She said she had “never seen” the damage that had occurred.
“You know, yesterday afternoon, these houses were intact, and today you can hear creaking, cracking, falling down,” Hahn said Sunday. “They’re going to fall.”
Hahn said the evacuated homes were in danger of falling into a nearby canyon “sooner or later.”
Rolling Hills Estates building officer Pete Goodrich said that in addition to those evacuated, some homes had their gas turned off to prevent accidents.
Goodrich said officials don’t yet know what caused the ground to move.
Earlier this year, another Southern California city, San Clemente, was evacuated after a landslide disrupted rail service. (Associated Press)
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