Plum Island residents have had a tough winter with severe storms destroying a half-dozen homes, and threatening many others.
When the last storm which hit the coast hard rolled in earlier this month, homeowners were given the green light by state officials to do whatever they needed to in order to protect their homes during the local emergency.
The Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island is one of the more visited wildlife refuges on the east coast.
The ocean claimed another home on Plum Island Tuesday.
Newbury’s building inspector says as many as 40 shoreline homes on Plum Island are in danger following a storm last week that knocked down two houses and has forced the bulldozing of a third.
Officials on Plum Island say another oceanfront home will be torn down Monday and several others could also come down in the coming days.
Demolitions were underway on Plum Island Saturday after the Atlantic Ocean claimed a second Plum Island home in as many days.
The barrage of waves and beach erosion from the latest winter storm caused a home to collapse on Plum Island Friday morning.
From Newbury to Scituate, residents are bracing for a long-duration storm with the threat of major beach erosion and coastal flooding.
Huge walls of sandbags have been stacked along the Plum Island shore as crews try to prevent further erosion that’s threatening homes.