Storm damages four beachfront homes on Plum Island
Bill Greene/The Boston Globe
NEWBURY — They have a great view of the sea. But that could be their downfall.
Crews were on the scene Friday dismantling heavily-damaged decks from the Annapolis Road homes and preparing to erect a large sandbag barrier to attempt to prevent further damage.
The area in front of the homes had recently undergone a controversial beach scraping procedure, where bulldozers used ocean sand to build a massive barrier. The storm took it all back to the sea, taking 20 feet of sand height.
One home lost so much of its foundation that a chunk of its finished basement was washed out to sea.