New York Landslide Leaves Homes Dangling on Edge of Gigantic Crater in Saratoga

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A landslide in Saratoga County, New York, left several residents displaced Sunday afternoon.

The landslide in Waterford, N.Y., left a house teetering on the edge of a cliff on May 3, 2020.

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A landslide in Waterford, N.Y., left a house teetering on the edge of a cliff on May 3, 2020. Picture: Saratoga County Office of Emergency Services via Facebook

Photos of the slide in the town of Waterford, 12 miles north of Albany, show a massive crater that swallowed trees and left houses hanging precariously on the edge.

Part of a driveway on Middletown Road collapsed down a ridge about 80 feet into a canal below.

First responders arrived and quickly started evacuating homes near the 150 feet of land that had broken away.

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Part of a driveway on Middletown Road collapsed down a ridge about 80 feet into a canal below. Picture: Saratoga County Office of Emergency Services via Facebook

The Saratoga Office of Emergency Services said several homes had to be evacuated, and three homes were affected. Four houses are still evacuated. That’s 12 people who were displaced.

However, no injuries were reported and no structures were totally destroyed.

A drone was deployed to assess the damage so that responders wouldn’t have to risk entering the collapse area. The area will be monitored over the week. More landslide disaster news on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. [wnyt, nbc]

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