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Thanks To El Niño, These California Homes Could Fall Into The Pacific

The seaside town of Pacifica, California, has declared a state of emergency, ordering dozens of residents to evacuate their homes after the cliffside below it began to crumble.

Daily Mail reports the erosion, which began escalating in December, is a result of the El Niño storms that have pummeled the area in recent months. A drone captured the startling scene, showing huge chunks of the cliff falling into the ocean with the condemned buildings perched on the edge above.

Previously, in 2010, several of the surrounding buildings were evacuated due to erosion.

In a statement, Pacifica City Manager Lorie Tinfow said,

El Niño is hitting the city's coastline very hard and creating almost daily reports of impacts to both public and private property.

The Red Cross has offered emergency housing to the evacuees.

Watch Duncan Sinfield's drone footage of the crumbling cliffs below.

Citations: Residents evacuated from seaside homes teetering on the brink as California cliffs crumble into the ocean amid violent El Nino storms (Daily Mail)