PACIFICA, Calif. --Massive waves have been relentless in Pacifica.
Sky 7 HD was over the coastal town Saturday and it showed where recent storms damaged a sea wall and threatened homes.
A high surf advisory is in effect in Pacifica until 10 p.m. El Nino-enhanced storms have pounded the city's coastline, forcing a local state of emergency.
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Since Dec. 15, storms have damaged the Pacifica Pier, the Milagra watershed and caused a massive sinkhole. Big boulders have been put in that hole as a temporary fix.
Apartments on the eroding cliffs of Esplanade Avenue are also threatened. They were condemned several years ago. New properties near those apartments could be next.
"It's a series of issues, none of which is truly catastrophic, but when you take them together, they are clearly outpacing whar the city can do to respond, which is why I declared a state of emergency. We still have a month or so of weather, and we can't predict what can happen looking ahead," said Pacifica city manager Lorie Tinfow.
The emergency declaration is a step toward getting state and federal assistance to help rebuild what's been damaged.
ABC7 News began covering the problems on Esplanade Avenue several years ago when a number of homes were declared uninhabitable after heavy erosion left it teetering on the edge of the cliff.
The city council will give a full damage assessment at their next meeting on Monday.
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Bay City News contributed to this report.