HOUSE FLOATS AWAY
The storms of the last few days do their own damage.
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – New Jersey( near Atlantic City ) Saturday
We might have dodged Joaquin, but that didn’t help one New Jersey home owner.
The coastal storm that had been pounding South Jersey for days dislodged an entire house from its pilings in the marsh behind North Wildwood, sending it briefly into the Intracoastal Waterway before it broke apart and settled into the marsh, where its odd angles protruded from the water Saturday.
Luckily, the owner and sole resident, Stuart Tait, was at his girlfriend’s home in Philadelphia Friday. Nobody was injured.
Grassy Sound is a low-lying residential neighborhood that sprawls under the tall bridge crossing the Intracoastal Waterway in Middle Township on North Wildwood Boulevard. Each house is reached from a little wooden boardwalk, which on Saturday was sticking up in places, had many missing boards and was covered in a foot of marsh reeds.