Thursday, January 17, 2019

Eight Shelter Cove Homes Damaged as Massive Waves Pound the Coast

Posted By on Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 12:37 PM

click to enlarge CHERYL ANTONY OF SHELTER COVE FIRE
  • Cheryl Antony of Shelter Cove Fire

Eight homes on Lower Pacific Drive in Shelter Cove have extensive damage from massive waves hitting the shoreline today, said Cheryl Antony, spokesperson for Shelter Cove Fire. One home has approximately 10 broken windows.

Homes are flooded, furniture damaged, one door was broken, debris, water and mud are strewn throughout the homes.

click to enlarge Broken door, soaked furniture and debris on the floor mar this beautiful beachfront home. - CHERYL ANTONY OF SHELTER COVE FIRE
  • Cheryl Antony of Shelter Cove Fire
  • Broken door, soaked furniture and debris on the floor mar this beautiful beachfront home.

And the waves continue to surge.

“We had to put life jackets on to walk around [to access damage],” Anthony explained. “We have never seen waves like this before. One came over the whole deck we were standing on. We had to run.”

The power and propane to the damaged homes have been turned off after a hole in one wall began to smoke and propane tanks were found dislodged from their mountings.

“Windows and glass doors were broken out,” Antony said. “Water is 4 inches deep in some homes.”

Blue Star gas and the power company have responded to the area and the owners are being contacted. Shelter Cove Fire is using plywood to cover the windows (both broken and unbroken) of the damaged homes. “It is supposed to hit again tomorrow morning,” Antony said.

click to enlarge A member of Shelter Cove Fire inspects the damage including water on the floor of this custom-built home. - CHERYL ANTONY OF SHELTER COVE FIRE
  • Cheryl Antony of Shelter Cove Fire
  • A member of Shelter Cove Fire inspects the damage including water on the floor of this custom-built home.
Broken door on expensive home on Lower Pacific Drive in Shelter CoveHigh waves broke down a door on an expensive home on Lower Pacific Drive in Shelter Cove. - CHERYL ANTONY OF SHELTER COVE FIRE
  • Cheryl Antony of Shelter Cove Fire
  • Broken door on expensive home on Lower Pacific Drive in Shelter CoveHigh waves broke down a door on an expensive home on Lower Pacific Drive in Shelter Cove.
click to enlarge A fence was knocked down between these two waterfront homes and waves left debris on deck of the home in the foreground. - CHERYL ANTONY OF SHELTER COVE FIRE
  • Cheryl Antony of Shelter Cove Fire
  • A fence was knocked down between these two waterfront homes and waves left debris on deck of the home in the foreground.
click to enlarge Shelter Cove Fire Crew members, wearing life vests, examine this propane tank  which was shoved off its mountings. - CHERYL ANTONY OF SHELTER COVE FIRE
  • Cheryl Antony of Shelter Cove Fire
  • Shelter Cove Fire Crew members, wearing life vests, examine this propane tank which was shoved off its mountings.
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