1. Aerial of homes crumbling as hill gives way in mudslide ++MUTE++
2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Leon Walker, San Pablo resident, VOX POP:
"It's getting worse and lives are at stake because if this hill continues to move, it's going to, you know, I'm going to have a new address. I'll be on Hillcrest rather than Wyman Street."
3. Various aerials of a house on verge of landslide ++MUTE++
4. Peter Hewitt, San Pablo Resident, showing damage, UPSOUND: (English) "Last night all of this was still intact - all this from here, probably over to this section here."
5. Wide aerial of landslide area, pan to backyard crumbling down hill ++MUTE++
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Peter Hewitt, San Pablo resident, VOX POP:
"We've been here since (19)69, so this is pretty much my family's castle."
7. Aerial showing damage to back yards, half of land missing ++MUTE++
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Davenport, Iowa - 25 March 2011
8. Tracking shot of sandbags on digger being transported to warehouse
9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Alan Kump, Davenport resident, VOX POP:
"The first crest is not going to be that bad but then the second one when that melts we don't know what that's going to be yet, so we are basically filling sandbags, stack piling them, being prepared."
10. Mid of bulldozer moving sandbags
11. Pan of bank of Mississippi River with water overflowing onto steps
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Davenport, Iowa - 25 March 2011
12. Wide of lorry carrying dirt to create barriers against floodwater from Mississippi River
Californian homeowners in the San Francisco Bay area city of San Pablo on Friday were planning to meet with city officials to figure out how to shore up a hillside that was giving way beneath several homes.
Three homes above the mudslide and three homes below were threatened by the hill's collapse, said a city official, who estimated the slide was about six feet (2 metres) deep.
The city cannot intervene directly because the slide is on private property, the official said.
But officials would help guide homeowners through the process of contracting with structural engineers and could also seek state and federal emergency funds to pay for the work.
Waiting for help, residents were saying that the situation was "getting worse."
Meanwhile, major flooding is expected in the coming weeks across the Midwest.
In Davenport, Iowa, on the banks of the Mississippi River, residents on Friday were preparing for spring floods, caused by heavy rain storms and melting snow in the Upper Midwest.
City trucks were moving in and out of sand filling stations, and sand bag walls were being built up and down the river.
In the last two decades Davenport flooded four times: in 1993, 1997, 2001 and 2008.
Government forecasters said spring flooding was already beginning and the worst was yet to come.
The highest flood risks were concentrated in the Upper Midwest - particularly parts of the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana.
In addition, flowing was likely in the region around New York City including southern New England and the Catskill mountains.
National Weather Service forecasters said metropolitan areas facing a greater than 95 percent chance of major flooding included Fargo and Grand Forks, North Dakota; St. Paul, Minnesota; Davenport, Iowa; Rock Island, Illinois and Sioux Falls and Huron, South Dakota.