Sausalito declared a local emergency Monday morning after a mudslide tore through a neighborhood on Crescent Avenue and Sausalito Boulevard last week. The city is now eligible to receive financial reimbursement from the state and federal government for the damages.
The storms slamming the Bay Area put a strain on the hillside and caused a duplex to slide downhill into another home on Thursday, destroying both residences. About 25 people were evacuated from the hilly area above downtown and one woman was injured.
The city said it is focused on ensuring the mudslide area is stabilized and the remaining buildings are safe. It plans to appoint a contact person for the victims and will give assistance to renters and landlords who have been affected.