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Largest Landslide In State's History In New York

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posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 10:01 PM
Happening right now.

Slow-Motion Landslide Threatens Homes In New York

In northern New York and Vermont, the disaster has developed slowly. Weeks of torrential rains have glutted Lake Champlain, flooding hundreds of miles of coastline.

Now, in the mountain village of Keene Valley, N.Y., all that water has triggered a massive landslide that is slowly destroying a neighborhood.

'Largest Landslide In State's History'

Town Supervisor Bill Ferebee walks along a gravel road, stepping over big fissures.

"This all, this area has just dropped," he says.

He's here to inspect one of the dozen houses perched on Little Porter Mountain. It looks like someone grabbed the entire structure and gave it a fierce twist.

"You can see here how the house has lifted," he says. "This has lifted in just the last three days. So the house is tipping forward."

New York state geologist Andrew Kozlowski says hundreds of thousands of tons of rock and earth have been destabilized.

"The area that's moving, that's impacted, is 82 acres," he says. "Eighty-two acres of land mass on the side of the mountain is physically moving. It's the largest landslide in the state's history."

The only upside to this is that it's happening slowly.

If it would have happened in one swoop, many people would have probably died.

Guess they'll have to find new homes now.

posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 10:23 PM
One house severely, and 4 total, have been affected.

I live 20 miles away, and have hiked all over there.

YAWN! (as far as ATS goes)

posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 11:06 PM
Something very similar is happening along the Ohio River in Ohio. Check out this link. There is advertising first.

Martins Ferry

Here is another bit of information about a sinkhole that opened up in a brand new parking lot.

Sinkhole at Riesbecks/Flooding

Probably on a smaller scale, but the pics of the sinkhole showed a hole big enough for a small to mid-sized car to fit in.

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 11:09 AM
Note to add to previous post. Links are from website, retrieved 060611.

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