PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A landslide has already forced several evacuations on Wednesday, and it is threatening more homes.READ MORE: Michael Keaton's Return As Batman In 'The Flash' Confirmed
Local homeowners are worried their houses may be next.
Several residents in the Allentown section of Pittsburgh have been evacuated from their homes and more homes may be in danger if the wet weather continues.
A mudslide has compromised the safety of homes on Arlington Avenue.
Police and residents have been keeping an eye on the sky and the steep hillside. The homes lie in a treacherous position below where the mud began sliding Wednesday afternoon.
The city says some of the houses on top of the hill, above Arlington Avenue, may be in potential danger as well.
A wet day and saturated hillside on Arlington Avenue proved too much stress for the slope.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports 4,602 More Coronavirus Cases, 60 Additional Deaths
Pittsburgh Firefighters and Police rescued a pit bull mix from one of the homes.
Thick mud slid into the backs of the houses and in between them in the 900 block of Arlington Avenue.
Residents at work, began getting emergency calls from roommates and neighbors.
Curtis Rodgers got the call from his roommate.
“He said he uh, just so you know, the retaining wall behind the house just fell down and I don’t know if it’s going to leak into the house,” said Rodgers, who was one of the residents evacuated.
Things got worse when Pittsburgh Police caution taped Rodgers homes and two others after city engineers deemed the homes unsafe.
Rodgers, a college student and musician, had already gotten a boot on his car earlier in the day. He could only get his clothing, guitar and get out.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 340 New Coronavirus Cases, 12 Additional Deaths
Guy Costa, the city’s Chief Operating Officer said, “We need to take a serious look, so some boring samples and see what else is there. Is the rock moving? Is there more than mud moving?”