There’s a definite history here. What you’ll see below in photos and video clips is not a new phenomenon. It’s been happening slowly, for years, decades even – in certain west coast towns along the Pacific seaboard. But the high tides, strong surf and pummeling winter coastline weather brought to Pacifica California beaches by this winter’s El Nino’ is hammering coastline properties like never before. These properties were built to take advantage of the breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean, perched atop high cliff sides, right above the beach. What’s happening now, during this winter’s extreme coastline weather, is a jaw dropper. The slow-motion collapse of the cliffs underneath these apartment and condo buildings is stomach churning and dramatic. You have to see this to believe it.
Residents in some of the apartments sitting perched on the now absolute crumbling away edge of Pacifica’s coastline are being asked to vacate the premises, often with less than 48 hours warning. It’s a slow motion weather calamity that serves as the ultimate cautionary tale – of where NOT to build a high rise condominium or apartment complex in Pacifica California, along with the dire results of disregarding earlier erosion of these same areas in years past. The spectacular ocean-side view is just not worth it when a multi-million dollar piece of valued real estate begins to teeter on the very edge of literally falling into the sea.
It’s Not Happening Just in Pacifica CA: Properties Falling into the Sea in Oregon, Alaska, Washington State
The stunning events taking place along coastal property lines Pacifica California are being repeated in other California towns, along the Mexican coastline, and in parts of Oregon, Washington State and Alaska as well. There are now entire sections of the world famous and beloved Pacific Coast Hwy 101, which runs from southern California, all the way up the Pacific coast into Canada, which are also literally crumbling away and falling into the sea.
“It’s a hard issue to grapple with because there are political views on climate change, but that’s not the issue. The issue is: it is happening. We can argue over it all we want. But, in my state, we see it every single day.”
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