A muddy slope.
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That is not a good combination in Sausalito this week.
"I think we are all worried," said Sausalito spokesman Abbot Chambers about the slide zone with no room to move and nowhere to go except downhill into more trouble.
Aftermath of Valentines Morning #mudslide in #sausalito where residents worry about a wet, muddy, saturated hillside with more rain coming. "It could happen anywhere," said a survivor of the first. #abc7now City monitoring closely. One resident told us he has a bag packed. pic.twitter.com/e8GhNzMGvj— Wayne Freedman (@WayneFreedman) February 26, 2019
"This is much bigger than anyone realized or expected. It just is," said Susan Gordon, who had been sleeping in a duplex taken by the slide on Valentine's Day morning. That Susan survived is a miracle. Now: "My purpose in life is protecting this town and hillside....I think it is that serious."
Susan watched Monday morning as the National Park Service began putting tarps up above and trimming trees.
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"It was two uprooted and a third and they were afraid they were going to fall," said Mauro Gaspa, who works for Marin County Arborists.
This is storm prep, with no holding back. Sausalito plans to watch this slide zone closely, and wants residents to do the same. It's all part of trying to stay ahead of another muddy, disaster on a hillside that has already renewed a bad reputation.
"I think everyone is concerned. We just don't know where a mudslide is going to take place," said Abbot.
National Park Service paid for tarp and removal of three dangerous trees from the #Sausalito slide area. Large trees. #abc7now Residents are feeling uneasy about that slope...and not only in the slide zone. It has a fatal history. pic.twitter.com/iB84gd78GK— Wayne Freedman (@WayneFreedman) February 26, 2019
They’re worried about another mudslide in #Sausalito. City is clearing trees and also placing tarp above. Worried about the coming atmospheric river. Some residents have bags packed just in case. #abc7now pic.twitter.com/OE42jT83XL— Wayne Freedman (@WayneFreedman) February 25, 2019
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