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.
Thursday’s storm put the future of some Plum Island homes in jeopardy.
It’s a spectacular view for residents who live along the Seabrook coastline, 170,000 tons of sand blasting from a pipe onto the beach.
Voluntary evacuation recommendations have been issued in Scituate, Lynn, New Bedford and Plum Island.
Sand is pushed from the shoreline and up the beach, where it gets shaped into a giant dune, meant to blunt the impact of Sandy’s waves.
A state of emergency has been declared in the town of Newbury for homes on Plum Island.
Swimming is banned at Newburyport beaches this long holiday weekend because of high bacteria counts.