California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency for the city of San Diego, five days after a landslide in the La Jolla neighborhood destroyed a busy road and sent houses skidding downhill.
The declaration clears the way for state agencies to request federal assistance for cleanup and reconstruction.
City officials say the slide caused more than $25 million in damage to roads and public utilities.
Schwarzenegger's office also said today that personnel from the state Office of Emergency Services will deploy to San Diego.
Last week's landslide shut residents out of 111 homes overnight.
Seven homes remain off-limits to residents.