MALIBU (CBSLA) — People were warned Monday to stay away from Little Dume beach in Malibu due to a rockslide and possibly unstable cliff.
Malibu city officials issued an alert Monday afternoon, saying there is potential for further rockfall at Little Dume beach, at the end of Cliffside Drive. Malibu’s building safety and geology staff are inspecting the area and have contacted officials at Los Angeles County’s Department of Beaches and Harbors and California State Parks to determine further actions and hazards to the public.
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BEACH HAZARD – Large rockslide & unstable cliff with potential for further rock fall at Little Dume beach (Cliffside Dr) in #Malibu.
Avoid the area. See more info: https://t.co/E8gmbSpwvL pic.twitter.com/ZbZ09ajODb
— City of Malibu (@CityMalibu) November 1, 2021
The rockfall appears to have undermined a cliff underneath a balcony. Views from SKY2 showed the patio teetering on the edge of the cliff.READ MORE: Authorities Investigating Fatal North Hollywood Shooting On Monday Evening
The public was being asked to avoid the area out of an abundance of caution.MORE NEWS: Undisclosed Forensic Evidence Found In Search For Heidi Planck
The rockslide was reported a week after unseasonably heavy rainfall in Southern California. Some Northern California areas received more rain and snow than they had seen in a century from last week’s fast-moving storm, but several rainfall records were also broken in Southern California.