January 26, 2016 12:36 pm
Updated: January 26, 2016 12:38 pm

WATCH: California homes in danger of falling into the Pacific Ocean

Drone captures incredible erosion along California coastal community


Be careful what you wish for.

In the case of California — which has undergone one of the worst droughts in the state’s history and has been starving for rain — they’ve received a bit too much rain all at once.

As expected, the rains associated with El Niño have produced dangerous conditions across much of the state.

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Rains have inundated the northern Californian city of Pacifica, eroding the cliffs and leaving oceanfront apartment buildings in danger of falling into the Pacific Ocean.

The town of 40,000 declared a state of emergency on Friday and on Monday issued an evacuation order for the homes.

This isn’t the first time the town has seen erosion like this. During the last major El Niño in 1998, the cliffs eroded and one home fell into the ocean. In 2010, two other buildings were evacuated and condemned.

Perhaps it’s time to reconsider building homes so close to the coastline.

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