With almost as much rainfall in April, May and June of 2011, as this region receives in an entire year, many hillsides have been affected by landslides.

The damages to private properties are perhaps the most complicated to address. Landslides in places like East Price Hill, Northside, Mt. Auburn, North Avondale, and East Walnut Hills are problematic. It’s difficult, if not impossible, to seek economic relief from those individuals whose decisions or actions are responsible for creating these landslides. Nature has rules. Man breaks them.