UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Tide of challenges: Surveying damage, planning recovery

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tide of challenges: Surveying damage, planning recovery

After she awoke at 2 a.m. Monday, Meg Walsh decided she would leave her Pine Creek Avenue home later that day and go stay with friends as Hurricane Sandy stormed into the region.

She returned Wednesday afternoon to find her house intact. There was no heat, no electricity, but Walsh nonetheless was grateful that it had not been damaged -- or demolished, as were several shoreline homes -- by Sandy.

"I see what's happened over there and it just takes my breath away," she said. "Over there" was the other side of the creek, Fairfield Beach Road, where at least five houses were destroyed or pushed off their foundations into the water.

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman was standing up on the same berm as Walsh on Wednesday, looking at what was left across the creek. While she was there, a home that fell into the creek and has been floating back and forth with the tides, was again making the trip back toward the mouth of the creek. READ MORE:

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