Patios, Back Yards Collapse Into Canyons in San Clemente Landslide

Patios, Back Yards Collapse Into Canyons in San Clemente Landslide
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Six houses in San Clemente's Shorecliffs community are losing ground, literally, after a hillside behind them gave way last Thursday. Four of the homes lost portions of their back yards and patios and have been red-tagged (declared too dangerous to inhabit). 

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The displaced residents of the red-tagged homes were allowed to return to their properties on Saturday to collect their belongings.   

South Orange County's coastal bluffs and canyons have been very susceptible to slides after December's heavy rains. Engineers are keeping watch, as more land may fall. 

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