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A third home deemed unsafe following Logan slide

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LOGAN, West Virginia -

Heavy rain is causing more problems for some families in Logan.

Monday morning one family woke up to a sound they compared to a train crash. They went outside to find that the hill behind their rental house had given way sending large rocks and mud pushing into their home.

They were told to leave as a precaution. People in the house on the hill above them were also told it wasn't safe to stay because that house was dangling over the hillside.

An engineer came to the site Tuesday to assess the situation. He determined that the compressed sandstone had come loose and that it was likely to continue to fall.

Wednesday morning a third person, Bonnie Adams, learned that her home was also in danger of falling. She was advised to leave for her safety.

Adams worked for decades to purchase her home. She had paid it off but does not have any home insurance. She is planning to stay with family until she figures out what to do.

City Code Enforcement Officer Ray Perry said a further collapse of the hill appears imminent. People are being asked to avoid the area.