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Landslide Threatens Ross Township Couple’s House

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ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A landslide is threatening a couple’s home in Ross Township.

Richard and Faith Everson think all the rain we’ve had lately may have played a role in their front yard giving way.

It began with a small crack in their driveway three weeks ago. “From there it sunk faster than the Titanic,” said Faith Everson.

The ground dropped at least 20 feet and tumbled onto Sewickley Oakmont Road, prompting restrictions for about a week. The road is now open, but a contractor has told the Everson’s there’s nothing they can do to stop it until the ground dries out.

“If this carport falls, it could pull the front of the house off and collapse the house,” said Richard Everson.

“I’ve lived here for 35 years, and my house is destroyed almost is the way I feel,” said Faith Everson.

Gas to their home had to be shut off. They discovered their insurance won’t cover the cost of the repairs and the total could exceed $50,000.

“We feel pretty desperate particularly at our age, on a fixed income. We don’t know what we’re going to do,” said Richard Everson.

They don’t know the cause of the slide, but they do know it is not mine subsidence. They say State Rep. Dom Costa, D-Allegheny, is working to try to help them out.

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