Residents of four residential structures in San Clemente have been evacuated after a hillside collapsed at the rear of the properties.
This happened just a day after officials in Orange County declared a local state of emergency due to a powerful winter storm that caused destruction across California.
The collapsed hillside has left homes teetering on the edge, and the recent rainfall is only adding to the problems.
The buildings have been surveyed by geologists and inspectors, who say that the buildings are still sound, but the ground underneath continues to crumble.
The governor has added Orange County to the existing state of emergency, which will allow for aid to flow in faster.
The city is planning to put up fencing around the apartment buildings as experts continue to figure out the next steps.
Meanwhile, residents who have been forced to evacuate are worried about the safety of their homes and belongings.