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San Pablo Seeks Disaster Assistance After Landslide

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Backyard landslide at a home on Wyman Avenue in San Pablo after heavy rains on March 26, 2011.

Backyard landslide at a home on Wyman Avenue in San Pablo after heavy rains on March 26, 2011.

SAN PABLO (CBS SF) – San Pablo remains in emergency response mode to protect lives and property following Thursday’s landslide, city officials said Monday.

The landslide was reported Thursday afternoon behind six homes in the 5900 block of Wyman Street and the 5900 block of Hillcrest Road.

San Pablo issued an emergency declaration Sunday afternoon as mud continued to creep closer to the homes.

The city is also working with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office and other emergency officials to procure state assistance in accordance with the National Disaster Assistance Act requirements, officials said.

Three homes on Hillcrest Road and Wyman Street remain yellow tagged, meaning they can only be accessed on a limited basis, city officials said.

No one was reported injured as of Monday.

San Pablo Mayor Paul Morris outlined steps the city has taken in response to the landslide in a statement Monday.

These steps included retaining an independent geotechnical consultant to assist with the landslide assessment and establishing a donation account for residents who were displaced by the landslide, officials said.

City officials have scheduled an informational status meeting with the homeowners affected by the landslide on Wednesday evening.

Donations can be made to the Donation Fund San Pablo Wyman Landslide Event at any Mechanic’s Bank Branch, officials said.

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