A landslide in New York state leaves homes dangling inches away from a giant crater

The Office of Emergency Services responded to a landslide on Middletown Road in Waterford, New York on Sunday, May 3.

(CNN)A landslide left a dozen people displaced after their homes came dangerously close to being destroyed.

Pictures of the scene on Sunday in Waterford, New York, show one home dangling off the edge of a cliff and other homes mere feet away. Initially, seven homes were evacuated, according to Waterford Fire Chief Donald Baldwin. But after engineers inspected the area, that number was reduced to three.
Engineers are monitoring the situation as the ground continues to slide, according to Baldwin.
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The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office deployed a drone to help assess the damage.

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