Orange County, California: A Ticking Geological Time-Bomb... Ready to Blow!
The above map outlines the major landslide-prone areas in Orange County -- though it is not, by any means, meant to be all-inclusive! The roads noted also include the areas in their immediate vicinity; especially in the case of the Laguna Canyon area -- which is now extremely active and where lives have tragically been lost due to the city's slow response time to the impending emergency.
"If you see separation and superficial cracks, the first thing to do is get out," said Francisco Alonso, an Orange County Senior Civil Engineer. "Once you start seeing cracks, it's almost too late."