More than 40 people evacuated after cliff erosion damages Isla Vista apartment complex
No one hurt, but apartments evacuated all day while inspections occured. Residents were allowed to return at around 3:30.
Residents of a blufftop Isla Vista apartment complex found an alarming sight Tuesday morning. Their clifftop balcony had buckled, apparently in the wake of the heavy rainfall from the big storm hitting the area.
The buildings are on the 6700 block of Del Playa.
No one was hurt, but Santa Barbara County firefighters say more than 45 people were evacuated while the safety of the complex was assessed. After building inspectors spent hours looking at the situation, residents were allowed to return at around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon.
The apartment complex has two wings, with both of them sharing the blufftop balcony.
There is a row of older apartment complexes parallel to the coast on the bluff. They have spectacular views, with many of them having balconies at the edge of the cliff overlooking the ocean.