Plum Island, Mass. Homeowners Face Harsh Reality - NECN

Plum Island, Mass. Homeowners Face Harsh Reality



    Plum Island, Mass. homeowners face harsh reality

    With 2 homes demolished on Saturday following nor'easter, more could face similar fate (Published Friday, Jan. 17, 2014)

    (NECN: Julie Loncich, Plum Island, Mass.) - Two homes on Plum Island, Mass. were demolished Saturday after being seriously damaged by this week's nor'easter, and other residents are facing the reality their homes could meet a similar fate.

    Coastal erosion has long been a concern for beach homeowners on Plum Island, but neighbors say they certainly did not expect this latest storm to be the final straw.

    On Friday, the first home along Annapolis Way on Plum Island fell victim when it fell off of its foundation and ultimately into the water. Early Saturday morning two homes down the same road, another home fell. Both were resting precariously before the cranes and bulldozers arrived. As the homeowners watched on, neighbors know their homes are likely next.

    Julie Loncich has more on the story in the attached video.