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Multimillion dollar houses destroyed....

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18 Multimillion dollar houses destroyed....

LAGUNA BEACH, California (AP) -- A landslide sent 18 multimillion-dollar houses crashing down a hill in Southern California early Wednesday. Homeowners alarmed by the sound of walls and pipes coming apart ran for their lives in their nightclothes. At least four people suffered minor injuries.

About 1,000 people in 350 other homes in the Blue Bird Canyon area were evacuated as a precaution.

In addition to the houses destroyed, several homes were damaged and a street was wrecked when the earth gave way around daybreak in this Orange County community about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

"The pipes started making funny noises and the toilet sounded like it was about to explode," said Carrie Joyce, one of those who fled. "I could see one house, huge, we call it `the mausoleum,' 5,000 square feet or more. It had buckled, the retaining wall in the front of it was cracked. It just looked like the whole house was going."

Residents were alerted to the slide shortly before 7 a.m. by popping and cracking as power poles went down, homes fractured and trees disappeared. People grabbed their children, pets and belongings and fled.

"People were running down the hill like a bomb had gone off. I mean literally, they had their bed clothes on," said Robert Pompeo, 56, a retiree whose home is about 75 yards from the ridge where the most homes were lost.

The cause of the disaster was under investigation. But Ed Harp of the U.S. Geological Survey said it was almost certainly related to the winter storms that drenched Southern California.

Laguna Beach has been dry since a trace of rainfall nearly a month ago, but before that, Southern California had its second-rainiest season on record. The region has gotten nearly 28 inches of rain since last July, more than double the annual average.

The slide occurred about a mile from the beach on steep sandstone hills covered with large homes.

that sux
 
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haha, stupid rich people. Next time, they should make sure that there will be no deadly natural disasters before they build/buy.
 

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it must have sucked for them
who's laughing now?
 

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dull_bullet said:
haha, stupid rich people. Next time, they should make sure that there will be no deadly natural disasters before they build/buy.
Hey ASSHOLE!
That is the single most pathetic thing you have ever posted!

This is about 20 miles from where I live!


 
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Yes, but, you weren't in the landslide? i was kidding when i said "stupid rich people", cause we're moderatley rich also....
 

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dull_bullet said:
they should make sure that there will be no deadly natural disasters before they build/buy.
Rich people who cares! This is the stupid part of your statement!


Next time the should consult a physic before they purchase property! You know! So they can buy where there are absolutely no NATURAL DISASTERS!
 
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it's not necissary to get a psychic* (is that what you were saying? cause why would you consult a physicist?) you can easily get a background history of natural disasters. Of course, it won't protect you against a meteor....


BTW, i believe i said DEADLY natural disasters.
 

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it's not necissary to get a psychic* (is that what you were saying? cause why would you consult a physicist?) you can easily get a background history of natural disasters. Of course, it won't protect you against a meteor....


BTW, i believe i said DEADLY natural disasters.
O.K. Natural Disaster!
Definition: any event or force of nature that has catastrophic consequences, such as avalanche, earthquake, flood, forest fire, hurricane, lightning, tornado, tsunami, and volcanic eruption!
Some would consider wildfires, disease and drought to be natural disasters which all can have fatal consequences!

Psychic,
Definition: Capable of extraordinary mental processes, such as extrasensory perception and mental telepathy.
Do you get it now, or shall I break it down some more??

Go back and start from the beginning and you might catch on!
 

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Shit happens...get out the pooper scooper and deal with it.



Sucks for them...They'll recover soon enough :thumbsup:
 
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look, it's just not that deep. People built/bought those houses, (which, by the way, would only be a few hundred thousand anywhere else in the U.S.) knowing that there was a risk, and still decided to. There really isn't anything more than that - they took a risk, and unfortunately for them, it bit them in the ass.

It sucks for them, but there really isn't any cause for a debate over it.
 

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TwisT said:
O.K. Natural Disaster!


Some would consider wildfires, disease and drought to be natural disasters which all can have fatal consequences!

Psychic,


Do you get it now, or shall I break it down some more??

Go back and start from the beginning and you might catch on!
your the idiot if you or whoever bought the house did so in an area where mudslides can occurr. Mudslides dont "just happen." there are people who are paid good to predict where they will happen. But who cares right? Its Laguna Beach, CA! people freakin dream of living there became more of a symbol of stature than way of living. They got what they deserved.
 

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they will probaly recoveer easy like it said they are multi millionares
 

Zoso

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eeeeeexactly.... then when it happens again they can complain more. i love how it works!
 

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Zoso said:
your the idiot if you or whoever bought the house did so in an area where mudslides can occurr. Mudslides dont "just happen." there are people who are paid good to predict where they will happen. But who cares right? Its Laguna Beach, CA! people freakin dream of living there became more of a symbol of stature than way of living. They got what they deserved.
point is, natural disaster can happen anywhere! Like a trailer park in Oklahoma ignoramus. You should search the area where you live and see the shit that happens or happened in your backyard. You'll probably be amazed but that may require some research to back up your mouth!
 

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well, im not going to build a house on a surface that is said to be prone to mudslides. common sense!!!!!!
 

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Zoso said:
well, im not going to build a house on a surface that is said to be prone to mudslides. common sense!!!!!!
NO SHIT! who's arguing that?
 

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TwisT said:
point is, natural disaster can happen anywhere! Like a trailer park in Oklahoma ignoramus. You should search the area where you live and see the shit that happens or happened in your backyard. You'll probably be amazed but that may require some research to back up your mouth!
like were i live we did research on were i live. we live in idaho in the mountains. So we asked neighbors who have lived there for 20 years or more what had happened. They said that they have had up to 7-9 feet of snow there and a couple of land slides but there were not that serious. we have been living here for 10 years and nothing bad has happened yet. beside 7 feet of snow.
 

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they lived there at there own risk. They dont need to complain.
 

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Zoso said:
im just sayin that these people have no right to complain. thats all.
Wether you got money or not, your home is your home!