No immediate threat to 3 cliffside homes in Dana Point after landslide, city says

ByDavid González and staff KABC logo
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
3 Dana Point homes appear to teeter close to the edge after landslide
There's concern for three Dana Point homes that appear to be teetering frighteningly close to the edge after a landslide.

DANA POINT, Calif. (KABC) -- There's concern for three large homes in Dana Point that appear to be teetering frighteningly close to the edge after a landslide over the weekend.

The estate-style homes all sit along Scenic Drive. AIR7 HD was over the area where the remnants of a large chunk of land could be seen sitting at the base of the cliff.

The Orange County Fire Authority said it did not receive any calls about the landslide. It's unclear if anybody has been evacuated.

This comes not long after heavy rains saturated the region and led to countless landslides and mudslides across Southern California.

"I would be concerned if I lived in one of those homes," Dana Point resident Jan Cocchiara said. "I don't know if it's because of all the development that the hill's been compromised."

One of the homeowners did not want to go on camera, but said his home is secure and has not been red-tagged by the city.

The city of Dana Point says the homes were inspected and determined there is no immediate threat to the properties.

Folks like Cocchiara don't know what can be done to prevent the hillside from eroding.

"I'm not an engineer," Cocchiara said. "I don't know what needs to be done, but apparently something is going to happen. I guess we'll find out."