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March 30, 1998 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These are the times that try hillside homeowners' souls. Days of foreboding gray clouds and nights of sopping showers soaking already soggy hillsides. The trade-off for those staggering views becomes the nagging uncertainty of whether that mound of earth beneath the foundation or above the house might start shimmying downhill. In short, the fear that El Nino's rains could bring a mudslide. That fear, geologists say, is warranted. The question, they say, is not whether a hill will slide.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1998 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These are the times that try hillside homeowners' souls. Days of foreboding gray clouds and nights of sopping showers soaking already soggy hillsides. The trade-off for those staggering views becomes the nagging uncertainty of whether that mound of earth beneath the foundation or above the house might start shimmying downhill. In short, the fear that El Nino's rains could bring a mudslide. That fear, geologists say, is warranted. The question, they say, is not whether a hill will slide.
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