Drone captures behemoth waves lashing coastal homes
This week, a winter storm pummeled the Northeast and made multiple houses collapsed and condemned in Massachusetts.
The reason is not multiple feet of snow that fell throughout the region, the main culprit is heavy beach erosion along the coast of the state. From sensational drone footage shot of Brandon Clement, it was shown massive waves stirred up by the nor'easter slamming into beachfront homes in New England.
Massive waves combined with high tide make coastal floodwaters that slam into the foundations of homes all along the coastal region of the state, such as Sandwich, in Cape Cod. That is a devastating combo. Clement's drone footage also captured the widespread destruction of homes as the waters spewed debris along the beach.
Massive waves combined with high tide make coastal floodwaters that slam into the foundations of homes all along the coastal region of the state
After the storm passed away, many homes along the coast were completely toppled over and collapsed. Furthermore, not only brought strong winds but also the harsh hurricane forced 30-plus inches of snow many locations to receive.
Unfortunately, when inland Massachusetts residents were cleaning up to 2 feet of snow off their properties in areas such as Lowell, fellow Massachusetts residents saw a far different sign of the next storm just two hours east.
Without a single snowflake falling in the area, a lot of homes in Cape Cod were so heavily demolished that they were condemned by local officials. Because it seemed like the home's foundation started to collapse after the ground beneath it was washed away.
Scituate resident Mary Colleen Murphy told AccuWeather that Once again they were flooded, probably about 4 feet deep. Again wrecked the garage, the utility room, the washer and dryer, those would have to be replaced. Also, she said even though here is pretty wild, she still loves it due to the cool place to live.
Scituate resident Mary Colleen Murphy told AccuWeather that Once again they were flooded, probably about 4 feet deep
Those hurricane-force winds also sent massive waves toppling into neighborhoods in Winthrop, a neighboring city to Boston along the coast. Seeing from the video of Massachusetts State Police, the waves crashed over road barriers and troopers forced to close the lanes of Winthrop Parkway on Tuesday. Floodwater also rushed into neighboring streets and rendered much of the area impassable.
On Plum Island, located in the northeastern portion of the state, homeowner Stan Sacks said to Boston 25 News that he had never seen damage from coastal flooding like this before.
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