As a veteran hillside and land-slide repair contractor in Los Angeles, CA for over 20 years, Alpha Structural, Inc. remembers the early morning land-slide in Laguna Beach, CA which took place on June 20, 2005. We are remembering this particular land-slide today, as today is the first day of California’s rainy season for 2011. Some 350 homes were evacuated. About 1,000 residents had left their homes by mid-afternoon. Fortunately, only four minor injuries reported. City Manager, Ken Frank, said he was “optimistic” that those who live in 300 of the 350 homes could return in the next day or two. As it turned out, 48 homes were either yellow-tagged (being evaluated by geologists) or red-tagged (not habitable). The families from all of those homes were turned out to find temporary housing.
“The people who live in Laguna Beach have had to deal with hill slides and fires over the years,” noted ICOE’s Laura Arnone. “Yet in spite of this, there are still many people who do not have home inventories or pictures of their homes’ contents to use as they are trying to work with insurance companies for recovery.”
Alpha Structural, Inc. is shaking off the amnesia fairy this rainy season of 2011 and welcomes all Los Angeles homeowners to contact us regarding any questions concerning their hillside stability, land-slide potential, etc.
Contact Camelia – Office Manager, Alpha Structural, Inc. at 323-258-5482. Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm.