Pacifica California Oceanfront Real Estate is Falling into the Sea: Photos, Video

There’s a definite history here. What you’ll see below in photos and video clips is not a new phenomenon. It’s been happening slowly, for years, decades even – in certain west coast towns along the Pacific seaboard. But the high tides, strong surf and pummeling winter coastline weather brought to Pacifica California beaches by this winter’s El Nino’ is hammering coastline properties like never before.  These properties were built to take advantage of the breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean, perched atop high cliff sides, right above the beach. What’s happening now, during this winter’s extreme coastline weather, is a jaw dropper. The slow-motion collapse of the cliffs underneath these apartment and condo buildings is stomach churning and dramatic. You have to see this to believe it.

Residents in some of the apartments sitting perched on the now absolute crumbling away edge of Pacifica’s coastline are being asked to vacate the premises, often with less than 48 hours warning. It’s a slow motion weather calamity that serves as the ultimate cautionary tale – of where NOT to build a high rise condominium or apartment complex in Pacifica California, along with the dire results of disregarding earlier erosion of these same areas in years past. The spectacular ocean-side view is just not worth it when a multi-million dollar piece of valued real estate begins to teeter on the very edge of literally falling into the sea.

It’s Not Happening Just in Pacifica CA: Properties Falling into the Sea in Oregon, Alaska, Washington State

The stunning events taking place along coastal property lines Pacifica California are being repeated in other California towns, along the Mexican coastline, and in parts of Oregon, Washington State and Alaska as well. There are now entire sections of the world famous and beloved Pacific Coast Hwy 101, which runs from southern California, all the way up the Pacific coast into Canada, which are also literally crumbling away and falling into the sea.

Houses and buildings in Alaska are “literally” falling into the sea, Alaska Sen. Mark Begich told the Senate hearing:

“It’s a hard issue to grapple with because there are political views on climate change, but that’s not the issue. The issue is: it is happening. We can argue over it all we want. But, in my state, we see it every single day.”

Landslide Repair

The constant threat of severe weather related landslides in parts of California have created a lucrative business for some geologists in helping homeowners try to save their properties. Some can be saved, and obviously – others not. Bay City Geology in Santa Monica CA is in the business of trying to rescue and prevent landslide damage to properties. Their website is http://www.baycitygeology.com/landslides.html

San Pedro California 2011 highway collapse

San Pedro California 2011

Related Photos and Video

Similar sudden landslide events in Mexico in recent years have wrought dramatic damage to roads and coastal properties. The driver of this 18 wheeler rig had to be rescued when the road he was driving on suddenly gave way and collapsed, with him and his rig driving on it. Very jarring image!

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Mother of All Snow Days: 2016 Snow Storm Jonas Pounds the USA East Coast

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The American east coast has had a rather mild, tepid and even warmer than usual winter thus far in 2016, until this weekend. A nasty nor’easter named Jonas began forming a few days ago as weather officials scrambled to get ready. The storm is now fully 1,000 miles wide, covering an eight state area as it moves north-northeast along the Atlantic seaboard. Extensive flooding is predicted along the coastline, memories of hurricane Sandy are called to mind as residents hurry to prepare for the worst. Predictions had been for snow accumulations which might rival some of the worst snow storms of the last 100 years, and now, 24 hours into Jonas, those predictions do not disappoint. This storm has been in the news at the top of all leading news stories on every TV channel all weekend.

Projected Snow Accumulations Winter Storm Jonas January 2016

Current Radar and Winds

The videos posted below are from folks living on the east coast and from local east area news coverage of the storm. When I last checked The Weather Channel Washington D.C. was up to 28.5″ of snow, making it the second most snow accumulation in the past 50 years. Not too shabby. If you live out there, may as well put on your snow gear and get out in it, because you will not be driving anywhere any time soon. There is a widespread travel ban for all non-emergency vehicles in many big cities. Brrrrrr.

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Whaaat? Gas Price Temporarily Dips to 47 Cents a Gallon in Michigan as Price Wars Rage

In the summer of 2008 I paid $4.75 per gallon for a fill-up in rural Northern California. I won’t forget that pinnacle gas price anytime soon. It cost me almost $100 that 102 degree summer day to fill the tank of my jeep. I would have NEVER believed anyone who told me that a few years later, the ongoing global oil price war being waged by OPEC would drop the price of gas in the USA back down to less than $2.00 a gallon. That didn’t seem possible at the time.

Yesterday we hit a new low water mark in the “new” gas wars of recent years. The price of gasoline temporarily dipped all the way down to 47 cents a gallon in Michigan as competing gas stations lowered the bar, again and again, vying for customers.

So we all know that the price of gasoline is pegged to the price of crude oil, which has plummeted since 2013 and was trading yesterday at the unheard of price of $28.90 a barrel. The recent plunge in oil prices has created a cascade of falling and downward correcting prices for other commodities, including the precious metals. If you have been squeamish about buying gold or silver bullion, the fortuitous drop in the price of oil has worked in your favor, with silver now at the bargain basement price of about $14 an ounce.That’s a price we most likely won’t see again for decades once gold and silver begin heading north again in about a year and a half.

So what does a gallon of gas now cost in the US? The average gas price as of 1.19.2016 is just $1.89, although prices will vary  from state to state. Let’s have a look. Based on this map from http://gasbuddy.com, gasoline prices are the cheapest in the American heartland [ note the green ] and most expensive in New England, California and the coastline of the Pacific Northwest in Washington state. If you’re traveling this winter, download a copy of the map to hopefully save a few bucks as you make your way across the country. Bon voyage, land rovers!

 

Top Ten Sanctuary Nations in Which to Seek Refuge in the Event of a Nuclear War

I downloaded this video today, and would suggest others do the same. Because you never know.

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