New York home is left dangling precariously over a cliff after 200ft landslide as a dozen people are evacuated
- Authorities used a drone to assess the area on Sunday after so they didn’t have to get close to the landslide
- The landslide area was estimated to be about 150ft to 200ft, the Waterford Fire Department in Saratoga said
- A 50ft fence continued to fall down the landslide area after first responders arrived
- Seven homes were evacuated, leaving 12 people displaced and put in shelters initially, but most residents were soon allowed to return home
- There were no damaged structures, or harm to people, despite the ‘potential for significant injuries’
Astonishing images show a home in upstate New York dangling over a cliff after it came dangerously close to destruction in a landslide.
Drone footage captured images of the scene Sunday and although the property remained intact for the most part, it was left perilously close to the edge after the land slip that was estimated to be about 150ft to 200ft.
The cops were called to assist the Waterford Fire Department in assessing the extent of the landslide without anyone having to physically enter the slide area.
Drone footage captured the shocking scene as a house balanced precariously over the drop on Sunday in New York State
The landslide area in Saratoga was estimated to be about 150ft to 200ft according to the Waterford Fire Department
Police were called to assist the Waterford Fire Department in assessing the extent of the landslide, seen here from a drone
Authorities used a drone so they didn’t have to get physically close to the dangerous area, described as a ‘gravel pit’
One man whose grandparents were evacuated said that around 3.30pm they began to feel trembling and hear ‘creaking of trees’.
‘What’s scary is you get no warning. Landslides just happen,’ he told News 10.
Another man had to be helped out of his home because trees had fallen on the path of his driveway.
Authorities flew the drone so they could keep a safe distance from the landslide that initially saw seven homes off Middletown Rd in Waterford, Saratoga evacuated.
The other properties, were just feet away from the house that was pictured by the Sheriff’s Office UAS Team and in total, 12 people were displaced and sent to shelters.
The landslide occurred around 3.30pm on Sunday in Waterford, Saratoga. Image shows one of the fallen trees (bottom right)
Emergency responds stand with the displaced residents on Sunday by the massive drop created in the landslide
One man said his grandmother felt trembling and heard trees creaking as they moved with the landslide mass
‘What’s scary is you get no warning. Landslides just happen,’ the grandson told News 10. Another man had to be helped out of his home because trees had fallen on the path of his driveway
A dozen people were initially evacuated from seven homes and were sent to a shelter but most were allowed to return and only three properties remained vacant
There were no injuries or loss of structures reported.
They had stakes in the ground to help monitor the area which was still moving.
Only three homes remained evacuated Monday after residents were told they could return.
Authorities did not state a reason for the landslide, however Waterford Fire Chief Donald Baldwin called the location ‘a gravel pit’.
‘It had the potential for significant injuries, but there are none,’ Baldwin told CNN.
‘They are going to be out for a couple of days,’ explained Chief Baldwin. ‘We are going to be monitoring the site regularly. The town will be evaluating the landslide to see if it continues and they will make their assessment as the time goes on.’
Authorities did not state a reason for the landslide, however Waterford Fire Chief Donald Baldwin (pictured) called the location ‘a gravel pit’. ‘It had the potential for significant injuries, but there are none,’ he said