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Pacifica Cliff Erosion Forces Out Residents on Precipice

El Nino storms delivering crashing waves and powerful rain storms have put homes perched atop coastal bluffs near San Francisco in danger.

Apartments sit on the edge of an eroding cliff in Pacifica, Calif. on Jan. 26, 2016.

El Nino storms delivering crashing waves and powerful rain storms have put homes perched atop coastal bluffs near San Francisco in danger, forcing residents of an apartment complex on Monday to leave.

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Resident Jonathan Levin surveys missing land from his balcony while in Pacifica, Calif. on Tuesday. Storms and powerful waves caused by El Nino have been intensifying erosion along nearby coastal bluffs and beaches in the area.

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Eileen Horan shuts the door to her patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean after being forced to evacuate her apartment. El Nino storms delivering crashing waves and powerful rain storms have put homes perched atop coastal bluffs near San Francisco in danger, forcing residents of an apartment complex on Monday to leave.

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Uninhabitable apartments, in danger of collapsing into the Pacific Ocean, line Esplanade Ave. in Pacifica on Tuesday. The city has marked three apartment complexes uninhabitable as El Nino storm erosion eats away at the coastal bluff beneath them.

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Jonathan Levine stands in his doorway after learning he would have to evacuate his oceanside apartment on Tuesday.

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Sections of land are seen missing from coastal properties in Pacifica on Tuesday.

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Justin Kalotkin, right, moves furniture from his apartment building, which is in danger of collapsing due to El Nino storm erosion on Tuesday. On Monday, the city declared his building unsafe for habitation, forcing dozens of residents to relocate.

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Moving trucks line a street as residents evacuate from an apartment complex which in danger of collapsing on Tuesday.

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A warning notice is pictured on a door at an uninhabitable apartment, in danger of collapsing due to storm erosion on Tuesday.

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Waves lap at an eroding bluff at the San Francisco RV Resort in Pacifica, Calif, on Tuesday.

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Garth Yeaman and his friend Janet Breger walk along a crumbling cliff outside his apartment building on Tuesday.

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Brandy McDaniel carries a television from her apartment building on Tuesday.

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Waves crash near a damaged section of the seawall on Monday in Pacifica. The city manager of Pacifica has declared a local emergency after strong waves caused by El Nino storms ate away part of a sea wall in the coastal community, damaging the municipal pier and threatening several homes. Mayor Sue Digre says the ferocious waves in recent weeks have been relentless and longer from north to south than any she's seen during her 25 years of living in Pacifica.

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