Colorado Springs Homeowners Lose a Yard, Gain a Canyon

An investigation by The Denver Post revealed that geologists have been warning developers about landslides for two decades.
1:27 | 04/26/16

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Next tonight here, living on the edge. In one community, where families and retirees had no idea, until the Earth underneath began to give way. Tonight, the fight over who is responsible now. Here's ABC's Clayton Sandell from Colorado. Reporter: After record-setting rainfall in Colorado Springs, last summer, cracks began appearing in Catherine and Rick Sisco's yard. Where you once had a yard, you now have a canyon? Yes. Yes. Reporter: A "Denver post" investigation found that for two decades, gee jol yiss warned the city of Colorado Springs and developers about the danger of building homes in potential landslide Zones. So far, at least 30 houses have damage, but thousands more may be at risk. The city says all building regulations were followed, but it is now reviewing whether those regulations need to be toughened. To know if your home is at risk, experts recommend getting your property evaluated. And getting extra insurance. Most poll sills do not cover landslides. It's an act of god, and you can't blame anyone. Reporter: Clayton Sandell, ABC news, Colorado Springs.

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