<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - flood]]> http://gazette.com/rss/flood Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:38:31 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Landslide danger on west side prompts Colorado Springs officials to seek buyout money]]> http://gazette.com/landslide-danger-on-west-side-prompts-colorado-springs-officials-to-seek-buyout-money/article/1568291?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/landslide-danger-on-west-side-prompts-colorado-springs-officials-to-seek-buyout-money/article/1568291?custom_click=rss

Landslides on Colorado Springs' west side have prompted city officials to seek federal funding to buy out at least 20 damaged homes that sit on moving land.

In May, record-breaking rainfall aggravated an infamous problem in southwest Colorado Springs - landslides, which threaten to crack homes in half or swallow them. About 40 homeowners in the Skyway and Broadmoor Bluffs neighborhoods have contacted the city about damage from landslides, and at least half of them have said they are interested in a buyout. If purchased, the homes would be razed and the land barred from further development.

Two of the homes on the city's list have been condemned for human habitation, said Gordon Brenner, the city's recovery coordinator.

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