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Landslide forces evacuation in Utah

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A landslide in North Salt Lake, Utah forced about 30 homes to be evacuated.

Mayor Len Arave said the landslide became worse due to the heavy rainfall.

One house was destroyed by the slide. Ten people used to call the place home.

“The Red Cross is involved making sure those people will be taken care of and that those people have a place to stay,” said Mayor Arave.

The city removed some soil last year due to potential slide dangers and planned to get rid of more. But the heavy rainfall softened the soil and there is concern more of the hillside could fall.

“We're trying to mitigate the disaster,” said Barry Edwards, city manager of North Salt Lake. “We're trying to save other houses, so we're spending our time getting our resources to get a construction plan in place.”

Firefighters have shut down gas and power in the area to help with the ongoing plans.

There were no injuries and most homeowners were expected to return home after the rainstorms passed.

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