Saturday, October 3, 2015

Grassy Sound home collapses into channel

Yesterday, a photo originally posted to Facebook by local Sherri Davis went viral, showing homes along homes in Grassy Sound surrounded by waters at high tide, from the perspective of the North Wildwood Boulevard Bridge.

The northernmost home, a three-story structure that has been uninhabited at least since being damaged during Super Storm Sandy three years ago, looked particularly precarious and drew concern from many.

Late yesterday, this building succumbed to the sea, collapsing into the channel, It's remnants were seen floating in Turtle Creek,

Fortunately, there have been no reports of injuries.

The house, which visually anchored the small wetlands community north of North Wildwood and south of Stone Harbor, had become a landmark for many, as it could easily be seen from the bridge which passes over into the Wildwoods.

It was also a favorite subject for artists, photographers and passers-by on boat.

At this point, there is no word on damage to other nearby structures or a timetable for removing the structure's remnants from the creek.

High tide will occur again here at 12:56 p.m., then at 1:33 a.m.

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